OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Judges on Oklahoma’s appellate courts and statewide elected officials like the governor and attorney general won’t be getting pay raises next year under a measure approved by a House budget panel.
A House committee on Tuesday approved the resolution by House Speaker Jeff Hickman. The proposal would allow pay raises of up to 6 percent for district attorneys and district judges across Oklahoma. The measure still must be approved by the full House and Senate.
A state board last year recommended a 12 percent pay raise for the judiciary, whose salaries are linked to the pay for statewide elected officials like the governor.
District judges currently earn $124,000 annually, while associate district judges earn $114,000 and special judges make $105,000.
House Joint Resolution 1096: http://bit.ly/1pagwJ3