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SENATE MUST DECIDE ON OWN PAY RAISE

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.
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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.


SENATE LEADER BILL McKENNA'S OPENING SPEECH ADDRESSES TOP ISSUES THE LEGISLATURE WILL FACE DURING THIS SESSION. JENNIFER HORTON HAS THE DETAILS FROM THE STATE CAPITOL.
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NEWLY ELECTED SENATE LEADER, BILL McKENNA, SAYS MANY CHALLENGES FACE THE SENATE DURING THIS NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

AMONG THE ISSUES McKENNA SAYS ARE TOP PRIORITY IS WHETHER THE LEGISLATURE ITSELF WILL RECEIVE A WAGE-INCREASE.

THE DEADLINE SET FOR THE PAY-RAISE DECISION IS FEBUARY FIRST.

BUT McKENNA SAYS THERE ARE MANY OTHER ISSUES THAT WILL CHALLENGE THE SENATE.

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OutCue: "PAROLE SYSTEM"
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DEMOCRATIC SENATE LEADER McKENNA ALSO SAYS THE SENATE NEEDS TO ADOPT CIVIL AND COOPERATIVE WAYS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES THEY FACE...AVOIDING PARTY LINE POLITICS.

FROM THE STATE CAPITOL, I'M JENNIFER HORTON.