- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that could raise judges’ pay in the future after 15 years of stagnant judicial salaries.

The Senate on Wednesday approved the bill, which now heads to Gov. Rick Snyder. The House passed the bill on Tuesday.

Judges’ salaries haven’t increased because their pay is currently tied to Supreme Court justices, who haven’t seen a raise in years. The measure would tie raises to salary increases given to non-union state workers, such as administrators. The bill won’t affect Supreme Court justices’ pay.

Bill sponsor and Republican Senator Rick Jones of Grand Ledge says the legislation removes political jockeying from the process.

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