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NewsBook: Missouri Government News for Week of November 27, 2000

 


. Commission recommends substantial pay raises for Missouri elected officials (11/30/00)
JEFFERSON CITY - Judges, lawmakers and other statewide elected officials should receive substantial pay raises in the next two years if the recommendations of a citizens' compensation commission are followed.

The Missouri Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials recommended a 5.5 percent pay raise across the board. The commission said it did so because all elected officials faced the same financial issues.

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    . Senate Republicans propose meeting to discuss power-sharing agreement (11/30/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Republican state Senate leaders have proposed a full Senate meeting to discuss an agreement to share control of the Senate with the Democrats during the next legislative session.

    The Republicans are still awaiting a Democratic response to the idea.

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    . Station Casino pays million dollar fine (11/30/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Station Casinos Inc. agreed to a record fine of $1 million, ending the Missouri Gaming Commission's investigation of the company.

    While agreeing to pay the fine, the company denied all wrongdoing.

    But there is evidence that Station Casino violated state rules by failing to propery supervise and report the activities of its lobbyist, Michael Lazaroff, according to the settlement agreement.

    Under the settlement, the state will also close its investigation of Lazaroff.

    The Las Vegas-based company says its trying to sell its Missouri casinos.


    . Holden readies for transition (1029/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - While George W. Bush can't get his keys to the presidential transition office, but Missouri's governor isn't facing the same problem.

    Even though the secretary of state has yet to formally certify the results of the election, Bob Holden's transition team has already has moved into the transition office provided by the state.

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    . Missouri Democrats emphatically support Gore's continuing battle for the White House (11/29/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Several Missouri Democratic elected officials say they support Al Gore legal efforts to capture the presidency. And they argue that it is too early in the process for Gore to give up.

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    . Prohibition of drug search checkpoints will have no great effect on Missourians (11/29/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Highway Patrol says a U.S. Supreme Court decision banning random highway drug stops will not have much affect in Missouri.

    Law enforcement officials say those kind of drug stops rarely are done in Missouri.

    The high court's decision did not affect alcohol roadblocks that are conducted in Missouri.

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    . Legislature could resurrect billboard proposition (11/30/00)
    JEFFERSON CITY - Despite election day results, the billboard proposition may not have died on Nov. 7.

    Groups on both sides of Proposition A, which would have limited the number and type of billboards in Missouri, said they plan to bring similar legislation to the General Assembly in the legislative session that begins in January.

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