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Legislative

On June 14th, after exercising his line item veto on certain parts, Governor Perry signed SB1, the State Budget. This budget contains a 12% pay raise for judges. The raise will take effect September 1, 2013. In addition, the county supplement for District and County Court at Law Judges can increase from $15,000 to $18,000 and the county supplement for Appellate Justices can increase up to $9,000.
 
The budget also includes a 12% increase in funding for visiting judges. Additionally, the budget includes close to $15 million in funding to make JRS2 actuarially sound by the end of the 2014-1015 biennium.