JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Employees of the Missouri House have received three raises during the past year, more than other state workers in state government.
The Jefferson City News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/QABPB0 ) the first raises started last year in mid-November. Another raise was approved this summer.
The state budget this year also calls for a 2% raise for all state employees earning less than $70,000, which includes House employees. For many state workers, the 2% raise in the budget is their first in several years.
House Clerk Adam Crumbliss says investing in staff is important for state government to adequately serve Missourians. In addition, he notes that the state House has trimmed staff positions and cut other administrative expenses.