Lawmakers still haven’t started examination of state employees’ pay
What salary study?
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Missouri lawmakers last May overwhelmingly approved a plan to study state employees’ salaries “and develop strategies for increasing the wages ... so Missouri will no longer rank 50th among states regarding state worker wages.”
But the 10-member Joint Interim Committee on State Employee Wages has not, yet, been given all its members — and it faces a Dec. 31 deadline for reporting its recommendations to the House Budget and Senate Appropriations committee.
Still, Mid-Missouri lawmakers named to the committee are not concerned.
“Sen. (Mike) Kehoe and I met with some of the people from the Office of Administration the other day, and they acted like they had a lot of the information already,” Rep. Mike Bernskoetter, R-Jefferson City, said. “So, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.