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Audio: Parson proposes even bigger pay raise for some Missouri Department of Corrections jobs

Governor Parson is proposing an even bigger pay raise for some Missouri Department of Corrections jobs.     On top of the requested two-percent salary boost for all state workers, some Corrections food service workers, officers, sergeants, and lieutenants will get anywhere from a nearly six-percent to an almost 15-percent pay hike. In a staff […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker files pay raise resolution

A veteran southeast Missouri state lawmaker has filed a resolution, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and for statewide elected officials.     Deering GOP State Representative Andrew McDaniel introduced his resolution on Monday. He has told Missourinet that state employees and teachers should be receiving a pay raise. He’s voted against […]

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Missouri lawmaker: State employees and teachers should receive pay raises, not elected officials

A veteran state lawmaker from southeast Missouri will file a resolution this week, aimed at blocking proposed pay increases for state lawmakers and for statewide elected officials. State Rep. Andrew McDaniel, R-Deering, was first elected to the Missouri House in 2014 and will be a senior member in January during his final House term in […]

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

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 […]

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Audio: Missouri’s Senate President Pro Tem to review report recommending pay increases for lawmakers

A bipartisan committee is recommending a five percent pay increase for Missouri lawmakers AND for statewide elected officials. The Citizen’s Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials has made the recommendation. While he hasn’t seen their report yet, Senate President Pro Tem Dave Schatz says the commission’s work is independent.     The “Springfield News-Leader” reports […]

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Amazon expands to Republic, Missouri; more than 500 jobs to be created

Seattle-based Amazon has announced that it will open its first fulfillment center in one of the fastest-growing towns in southwest Missouri. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement Thursday afternoon while briefing Capitol reporters in Jefferson City. The governor says the facility will be located in Republic. “The new fulfillment center, which is expected to launch […]

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Trenton city budget fails to pass; finance committee to “sharpen pencil”

Trenton’s’ Finance Committee will take another look at the proposed city of Trenton budget after an ordinance to adopt the budget, failed to get enough affirmative votes during Monday nights’ city council meeting. The city budget shows deficit spending of $158,000 for the one year period from May 1st through next April 30th. The roll […]

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Princeton R-5 Superintendent Jerry Girdner clarifies wage schedules for next school year

The Princeton Board of Education has approved wage schedules for the next school year for certified and non-certified staff. A news release from the district said they were approved with no changes, however, Superintendent Jerry Girdner today clarified that means there’s no change to the teacher base salary of $30,000. Teachers will be given a […]

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Princeton Board of Education approves contracts for next school year

The board approved teaching, administrative, athletic, and activities extra-duty contracts for the next academic year. The board approved the resignation of junior high school football coach Dave McCumber. The board approved the hourly pay rate for The parents as teachers position at $15.00 an hour for the next school year. Contractors will return to the […]

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Audio: Governor Parson wants state worker pay increases to continue, supports scrapping merit system

Governor Parson says he has no problem scrapping the merit system for state workers. Parson tells Missourinet affiliate KWOS in Jefferson City he also wants to do what he can to keep increasing state employee pay.     The next state budget beginning in July includes annual pay increases of $700 beginning in January for […]

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Trenton Finance Committee votes to repeal pay increase recommendation

The Trenton Finance Committee Monday night rescinded a recommendation made at the previous finance committee meeting regarding pay increases. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the committee voted unanimously to repeal the recommendation of departments taking on extra duties due to job reduction receive a 25% increase in savings of the salaries. He says the committee […]