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Missouri Representatives Reject A Raise

January 16, 1997
By: Jennifer Horton
State Capital Bureau
Note: See the House roll call on the pay raise issue.

After legthy debate, Missouri house legislaters vote to reject their own pay-raise. Jennifer Horton has the story from Jefferson City.

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After over three hours of debate, Missouri House Representitives voted to adopt a resolution that rejects their own pay raises.

Yet, most representatives spoke against denying themselves the raise.

State Representative Pat Dourghtry says it's either a bigger salary or face losing future law-makers.

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Representative Mike Schilling spoke in favor of rejecting the raise... saying the money was too much too fast.

The resolution now goes to the state Senate.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jennifer Horton.