FAVOR FLAT-RATE PLAN, PASSED BY HOUSE
"Listen Blunt . . . Do You Hear?"
GOVERNOR, SENATE BACK 3% PLAN
Union Worker: "If you make $100,000, you get a $3,000 raise. If you make $30,000 or less, like all of us, you get about $800."
Sen. Purgason: "The problem with the flat rate is that it persuades people not to move into management."
Blunt spokesperson: "The state becomes less competitive in the labor market because of smaller increases in the positions difficult to fill."