Salary increases approved for state judges

Senators gave final approval May 21 for judicial pay raises.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist12' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Steve Lathrop'>Sen. Steve Lathrop</a>
Sen. Steve Lathrop

LB300, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, increases Nebraska Supreme Court judges’ salaries for fiscal year 2019-20 and FY2020-21. The current salary is $173,693.

District, county, juvenile, appellate and workers’ compensation court judges’ salaries statutorily are based on a percentage of the Supreme Court judges’ salaries and will be adjusted accordingly.

Salaries will increase by 3 percent each fiscal year, totaling $181,588 in FY2019-20 and $187,036 in FY2020-21.

The bill was passed on a 43-0 vote.

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