JFC approves pay hikes for judges

The committee signed off on the guv’s plan to give Supreme Court justices and state judges a pay boost. But it rejected Scott Walker’s call to create a new method for determining judicial pay going forward.
The guv called for $334,000 in general purpose revenue to provide pay increases of 2 percent on Sept. 30, 2018, and May 26, 2019. But the Legislative Fiscal Bureau noted the administration miscalculated how much would be needed for the pay hike, which would actually require $694,400 in GPR.
He also proposed having the director of state courts in future years submit a pay plan to the Joint C...

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