Judicial salaries increased

Nebraska judges will receive a raise under a bill passed by the Legislature April 20.

Sen. Steve Lathrop
Sen. Steve Lathrop

LB386, sponsored by Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop, increases Nebraska Supreme Court judges’ salaries for fiscal year 2021-22 and FY2022-23. The current salary is $187,035.

District, county, juvenile, appellate and workers’ compensation court judges’ salaries statutorily are based on a percentage of the Supreme Court judges’ salaries, so those judges also will receive a salary increase.

The bill sets the salary increase at 3 percent each fiscal year, reaching $192,647 in FY2021-22 and $198,426 in FY2022-23.

LB386 passed on a 46-1 vote.

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