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Nixon appoints panel to consider pay raises for elected officials

Nixon appoints panel to consider pay raises for elected officials

November 7th, 2010 in News

Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed 12 Missouri residents to a commission that will decide whether to recommend pay raises for elected state officials.

Missouri's Constitution requires the salary commission to meet every two years and to make recommendations by Dec. 1 on salaries for judges, legislators and elected executives. Any pay raises automatically take effect unless rejected by two-thirds of the House and Senate.

Two years ago, the commission recommended that elected officials receive whatever cost-of-living raise is given to state employees, with an extra boost for associate circuit judges. But lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected those raises.

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List of Gov. Nixon's newest appointees