State Lawmakers will not get that raise after all. According to reports, State senators decided today (Thursday) by a vote of 31 to 3 to block the pay increase for themselves and Governor Nixon following feedback from several residents. The house had voted earlier this week 133-15 to block it as well. It was halted shortly on Wednesday when Senate Democrats held a filibuster saying the current pay isn’t enough, but they backed off it and allowed the bill to pass ending the pay increase of $4,000 for Legislators and 8% for the Governor and state officials. The pay raise would have gone into effect in 2016.