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Missouri Government's First Issue: Pay Debate

January 8, 1997
By: Jennifer Horton
State Capital Bureau
HOW THE SENATE DECIDES ON THEIR OWN PAY INCREASES HIGHLIGHTS THE OPENING SPEECH GIVEN BY SENATE LEADER BILL McKENNA. JENNIFER HORTON HAS MORE FROM JEFFERSON CITY.
Story:JENNIFER HORTON
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NEWLY ELECTED SENATE LEADER BILL McKENNA SAYS THE SENATE WILL HAVE TO DEAL QUICKLY WITH THE ISSUE OF THEIR OWN PAY RAISES.

DURING HIS SPEECH, McKENNA SAID THE LEGISLATURE MAY HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON SALARY INCREASES.

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Contents: THE FINAL DECISION ON THE PAY INCREASE WILL BE ON THE LEGISLATURE, UNLESS THERE IS A TIE...THEN WE ALL KNOW WHO WILL GET ALL THE HEAT.

THE TIE WOULD BE BROKEN BY LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR ROGER WILSON, WHO IS THE DEMOCRAT'S NEXT LIKELY CHOICE FOR GOVERNOR.

FROM JEFFERSON CITY, I'M JENNIFER HORTON.