Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker will file resolution to block proposed pay raises for state lawmakers

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A veteran state lawmaker from southeast Missouri will file a resolution this week, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and statewide elected officials. Deering GOP State Representative Andrew McDaniel has voted against previous pay raises for lawmakers, and says it’s state employees and teachers who should receive a raise:

 

 

The bipartisan Citizen’s Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials is recommending a five percent pay raise for lawmakers and for statewide elected officials. The proposed pay raises will take effect on February 1, unless the Legislature approves McDaniel’s resolution.