Bill would stop pay raises for Oklahoma officials

Oklahoman Published: May 20, 2014

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.

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House Joint Resolution 1096: http://bit.ly/1pagwJ3



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