One Missouri Senator is trying to make Public Service Commissioners elected officials and decrease the salary.
Missy Shelton has details from the State Capitol.
The idea of an elected PSC was initiated after the commission voted to terminate a toll-free phone-calling system in rural Missouri.
Rural Missouri Republcian Senator Doyle Childers sponsored the bill.
Senator Childers said he wants nine elected commissioners who would receive one third of the pay commissioners recieve now.
Opposition from Senator Joe Maxwell, chair of the Senate Finance Committee, held up a vote on the bill.
From Jefferson City, I'm Missy Shelton for K-M-O-X.
Missy Shelton has more from Jefferson City.
Senator Childers, a Republican from rural Missouri said he wants changes made to the PSC.
The bill he's sponsoring calls for a two-thirds pay cut and a change from six appointed commissioners to nine elected commissioners.
Senator Childers said it's an issue of accountability.
Opposition centered around the amount of the pay cut.
From the State Capitol, I'm Missy Shelton for K-M-O-X News.