The House measure, which passed 69-62, would ask Minnesotans to change the constitution "remove legislators' ability to set their own salaries, and instead establish an independent, citizens-only council to prescribe salaries for legislators?"The ballot question would appear on the 2016 ballot.
"It is not right for us to set our own pay," said House Majority Leader Erin Murphy, DFL-St. Paul.
The constitutional currently says: "The compensation of senators and representatives shall be prescribed by law. No increase of compensation shall take effect during the period for which the members of the existing House of Representatives may have been elected."
Lawmakers currently earn $31,000 a year and their pay has not increased for 14 years. The Senate approved a pay raise last month by one vote. That proposal would raise lawmaker pay to $42,000. The Senate has also prepared a constitutional amendment on legislative pay but has yet to take a floor vote in it. That may some on Sunday.
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks.
Wells Fargo says CEO John Stumpf and the executive who ran the bank's retail banking division will forfeit tens of millions of dollars in pay as the bank tries to stem a scandal over its sales practices.