Michigan judges

12:52 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Michigan judges in line for 3% pay raise

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Increase takes effect January 1, 2015. Judges in state have not had a pay increase since 2002
LANSING - Michigan judges are in line for a 3% pay increase under a recommendation made today by the State Officers Compensation Commission. But pay will remain frozen for other top state officials, from the governor to state lawmakers.
7:46 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Bill would lift age limits for Michigan judges

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16 judged didn't run for re-election last year and another 12 didn't run in 2010 because they were 70 or older.
Michigan judges would no longer have their retirements set in stone under a bill passed Tuesday in the Senate Judiciary committee. The bill must pass both full chambers and would then need to be approved by voters. The state's constitution prohibits judges from running for re-election or being appointed to a judicial vacancy once they've turned 70 years old.