Dept. of Very Bad Timing: Pay Raises For Judges

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ICYMI: Lender breaks down the abysmally-timed proposal to boost the salary for judges:

Salary increases for state judges might well be among the casualties of the state\’s deepening budget crisis if comments by top state legislative leaders are any indication.

\”Any expenditure of this kind will be difficult, if not impossible, given the current fiscal situation,\” state Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr., D-Brooklyn, told the Courant.

Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers has requested that Superior Court judges\’ current annual salary of $146,780 be raised to $191,890 by 2017 – a 30 percent jump – starting with an initial hike of 11 percent to $163,416 next July.

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