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.
Interest groups spent less slightly money lobbying state government in 2015 than in the previous year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board.
Small mistakes continue to bedevil and ultimately wreck the Twins. Wednesday, a baserunning gaffe cost a run, a failure to turn a double play provided the Tigers an extra out, and Detroit took advantage.
More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money — either personally or through companies or groups — to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.