NY Bill Aims To Set Aside $48M For Judicial Salaries

Law360, New York (March 2, 2011, 10:03 PM EST) -- A New York state lawmaker introduced legislation Monday that would provide $48.2 million for judicial salary increases and create two commissions on salary increases for state judges, who have been fighting for an increase in wages that have been stagnant since 1998.

Assemblyman Lou Tobacco, R-Staten Island, introduced bill A5784 that would bump up judicial salary to $165,200 a year from $136,700 and establish a commission to decide annual raises for judges in the state's unified court system and New York City's housing court.

The legislation...
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