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- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
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Fee to boost Mo. deputy sheriff pay challenged
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis County and St. Charles County executives are challenging a state law designed to boost pay for sheriff deputies.
Lawmakers added a $10 fee that sheriffs can charge for serving subpoenas and other court documents. The money is deposited in a state fund to boost deputy salaries.
The county executives contend in their lawsuit that the salary fund is unconstitutional and should have been put to the voters. An attorney representing the two county leaders told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that proceeds from the fee should go directly to the county where the money was collected.
Low salaries are generally a problem in rural counties. The goal is to get average deputy pay to $28,000. The Missouri Deputy Sheriffs' Association says it's currently at about $22,000.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com