ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Minnesota House is planning to vote on a constitutional amendment that would take decisions about their own pay out of their hands.
The House planned a Friday debate on the amendment. If put on the 2014 ballot and passed by voters, it would create a legislative pay council appointed by the governor and the chief justice of the Supreme Court.
The governor and chief justice would each appoint one member from each of the state's eight congressional districts. Membership would have to be split equally between the two political parties, and could not include current or former legislators.
The state Senate has passed a bill to give lawmakers their first pay raise in more than a decade, but that has met with criticism.
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