A Missouri lawmaker is vowing to block recommended pay increases for elected officials.
Rep. Mark Parkinson announced Thursday that he'll file a resolution against proposed salary increases next session.
A panel this week suggested 8 percent pay raises in fiscal year 2016 and again in 2017 for the governor and other statewide officials.
State lawmakers also would receive a $4,000 raise over two years.
But Parkinson, a St. Charles Republican, says the money could be better spent as the state's economy continues to recover.