Salary increases approved for state judges

Senators gave final approval May 21 for judicial pay raises.

Sen. Steve Lathrop
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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