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Arkansas justices seeking 11% raise; smaller rise asked for other judges

By Michael R. Wickline

This article was published May 17, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Dan Kemp (right) is shown with his wife, Susan, in this file photo.



Circuit Judge David Guthrie of El Dorado, president of the Arkansas Judicial Council.

The Arkansas Supreme Court wants the commission that sets the pay of elected state officials to boost the annual salaries of the chief justice to $199,800 and the six justices to $184,815, an 11 percent increase, Chief Justice Dan Kemp told the commission on Tuesday.



Circuit Judge David Guthrie of El Dorado, president of the Arkansas Judicial Council.

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Print Headline: Justices seeking 11% raise; 2% rise asked for other judges; panel’s decision off till June

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information19 says... May 17, 2017 at 6:01 a.m.

ridiculous

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JIMBOB47 says... May 17, 2017 at 6:35 a.m.

So.. this pompous ass thinks they deserve an 11% raise because they actually had to do what they're supposed to do (death row appeals)? I vote we send his sorry ass off to one of the other states he lists. You chose the position and you knew the salaries. Live with it or LEAVE! No one 'deserves' an 11% increase. If Arkansas is 45th in per capita income, but the judges are 29th, I'd say you're already way ahead. Maybe we should REDUCE your over-paid, bloated position!!!

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Happy1234 says... May 17, 2017 at 8:19 a.m.

What an insult to the taxpayer.
Pay should go up based on merit.
Prove to me they merit a pay raise.
IMO they are already overpaid.

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skeptic1 says... May 17, 2017 at 9:06 a.m.

Another reason trial court and higher judges should not be elected.

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NoUserName says... May 17, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

^ The implication being, what, that appointed judges won't ask for a raise? Yeah, sure...

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woowhoo says... May 17, 2017 at 11:22 a.m.

When was the last time rank-and-file state employees got a pay raise?

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gohogs17 says... May 17, 2017 at 1:47 p.m.

Bless their hearts....makes me wanna' cry.

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