Missouri lawmakers likely to nix first pay raise since 2004

A bipartisan commission is recommending 5-percent pay hikes for Missouri’s elected and state officials over the next two years.

If approved by the Legislature, the salary increases would be effective Feb. 1 and mark the first pay raise for the state’s elected representatives and officials since 2004.

A similar proposed was nixed by lawmakers in 2017 and has already drawn opposition. Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, who voted against the proposed 2017 pay raise for lawmakers, said he will file a resolution calling for the Legislature not to approve the salary bumps.

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