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Barbera presses Md. lawmakers for judicial raises

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top jurist Tuesday urged state lawmakers to raise judicial salaries for the first time in three years, saying continued wage stagnation will discourage the best qualified attorneys from applying for the bench. “Public service entails financial sacrifice,” ...

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State Senate votes to hike judges’ salaries by 3 percent

ANNAPOLIS — The Senate rejected a floor amendment to freeze judges’ salaries at current levels Monday night as it cleared the way for final passage of a 3 percent pay raise over three years — an increase of up to ...

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Plan would raise judges’ pay by 6% a year

The Judicial Compensation Commission unanimously voted to recommend that the General Assembly increase judges’ salaries by $29,006 phased in over three years and starting in fiscal 2014 — a similar recommendation to the one it made in December 2009, which ...

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Judges’ six-figure salaries too low, says commission

Agreeing with judges themselves and the Maryland State Bar Association, the Judicial Compensation Commission vowed to recommend that the General Assembly give the state’s judges a raise. At their meeting Wednesday evening, members did not have any formal proposals for ...

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State judges’ pensions survive other cuts

While the governor and legislature this year raised what state workers and teachers pay into their pension plans and cut benefits for future employees, the state’s most generous retirement plan survived completely unscathed — the pensions for judges. The 351 ...

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Defined benefits survive in pension deal

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland lawmakers agreed Monday to state pension and retiree health benefit reforms needed to start addressing huge unfunded liabilities that would pose future financial problems if left unaddressed. A panel of House of Delegates and Senate lawmakers compromised ...

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