Michigan judges

"LANSING — The State Court Administrative Office believes there are nine judge positions in Michigan that aren't necessary, while three judges could be added in the Metro Detroit area." (MLive)

LANSING – Judicial pay got most of the attention when a state commission met Wednesday to consider whether state elected officials deserve more money. The State Officers Compensation Commission, which convenes every two years, made no decisions Wednesday and plans to meet again May 13 to consider public input and issue its recommendations. (Detroit Free Press)

Increase takes effect January 1, 2015. Judges in state have not had a pay increase since 2002

16 judged didn't run for re-election last year and another 12 didn't run in 2010 because they were 70 or older.