After a long series of debate the Senate passed a bill that could allow their payraises to go into effect.
Renny MacKay has the story from Jefferson City.
The Republicans are poised to take control of the Missouri Senate and today on a vote over payraises for lawmakers and judges Republican Senate leaders voted with Democrats to allow the payraises to occur.
Senate President Pro Tem, Peter Kinder.
The resolution the Senate approved, allows payraises to occur subject to appropriation. The resolution seeks to limit increases so that they don't exceed payraises for other state employees. But, the resolution's sponsor Marvin Singleton questioned the constitutionality of that effort, saying it in effect allows payraises.
Renny MacKay, KMOX News, Jefferson City.