Nebraska Judges May Get Two Percent Raise in July

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Nebraska Supreme Court Judges and other judges in the state would get a two percent raise, under a bill advanced by the state Legislature.

Lawmakers voted 36-0 on Tuesday to give preliminary approval to
a plan to pay judges more money. Starting July 1, the salary for a
Supreme Court Judge would increase about $3,000 per year.

The new salary for Supreme Court Judges would be just more than
$145,600.

Under the measure, district, county, juvenile, appellate and
worker's compensation court judges also will receive 2 percent
raises.

Some lawmakers say that while it is important to compensate
judges fairly, the pay increase would come out of the state's
general fund and could affect the funding of other projects.

Supporters say the money can be found within current budgets.


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