Texas Lawmakers Deny Request To Raise Judges' Pay

Law360, Dallas (February 20, 2013, 8:26 PM EST) -- The Texas House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday declined requests from Texas courts to raise judges' salaries and add more staff, and it gave the state’s appellate courts about a third of the additional funding they requested.

The committee voted to allocate about $31.8 million to the state’s courts and court administrator on top of funding set out in the state’s main budget bill, adopting recommendations set out by the Legislative Budget Board. Members rejected a proposal that the state fully fund indigent defense programs and denied...
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