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Missouri lawmakers plan to study pay of state workers

Friday, May 13, 2011 | 9:05 a.m. CDT; updated 9:30 a.m. CDT, Friday, May 13, 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers plan to study the pay of state workers.

Legislators approved a resolution Thursday creating a 10-member joint House and Senate committee to examine the salaries of state employees. The panel will compare Missouri's public worker wages to those of other states and suggest ways to provide raises.

The committee is slated to finish its work before legislators begin the 2012 session next January.

 


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Mary Holden May 13, 2011 | 10:02 a.m.

It's about time. State workers have went years without any raises and Missouri ranks 50th in regards to salary for their state employees. Alot of state workers qualify for food stamps/MC+ because they are paid under the poverty level.

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Jimmy Bearfield May 13, 2011 | 12:21 p.m.

"State workers have went years without any raises and Missouri ranks 50th in regards to salary for their state employees. Alot of state workers qualify for food stamps/MC+ because they are paid under the poverty level."

So why on earth would you put up with that year after year? Why wouldn't you move to the private sector if you're confident that your skills will command a higher wage there?

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dennis nicks May 13, 2011 | 2:09 p.m.

unlike the legislators, it appears the state workers might be interested in providing public service, rather than seeking power or money.
perhaps the legislature could cut their own salaries closer to the level currently 'enjoyed' by the other state workers to provide funds for raises.

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