Legislature
4:59 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

House approves judicial salary increase

 The Wyoming House has given initial approval to a bill that would raise salaries for Judges.   

House Appropriations Chair Rosie Berger says Judicial Salaries have not increased for many years, and there is a concern if they do not go up soon.

“Just in District court alone we have 22 judges and most probably within the next five years we will have eleven that will probably retire.  What was explained to us in committee is that as they recruit for these judges with these applications that the pool is not large because we are not able to compete with private sector.”

The raises would total roughly two-point-five million dollars over the next two years. 

There was no debate on the bill, which will be considered two more times.