Repeal the governmental pay-hike that is: the state House just approved a compromise bill
, and the Senate is expected to approve it tomorrow. I repent my cynical ways...
Yesterday's compromise essentially will roll back all salaries to pre-pay-raise levels, including those for the state judiciary. For lawmakers, that means returning to $69,648 annually. However, legislators are still scheduled to receive a smaller cost-of-living increase in two weeks.
They hope to finesse prohibitions on cutting judicial salaries by spelling out clearly that their legislative intent is to keep prior (current) salary levels. The Nigro defeat should make it hard for the courts to say otherwise.