Amid salary freezes, Delaware judges get pay raise

    Despite salary freezes for almost all of Delaware’s 17,000+ state employees, Gov. Jack Markell’s budget plan calls for raises for 19 Superior Court judges.

    The $3.4 billion spending plan includes a 3.6 percent increase to the judges’ salaries to compensate for a mistake made in 2004.

    Catherine Kempista, spokeswoman for the Office of Management and Budget, told the Wilmington News Journal the raises will correct an error made in 2004 when Chancery Court judges began making more than their Superior Court counterparts. The increase would put the salaries on the same level, where they were prior to 2004.

    Feed the Feed: Is now a bad time for the pay raise, or should the judges get the pay they’ve been missing?

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