Jonathan Oosting The Detroit News Published 11:23 AM EDT Apr 16, 2019 Lansing — Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack is urging a state panel to help address what she called a “crisis in judicial pay” by raising salaries to help attract an retain talented judges. The 2019 State Officers Compensation Commission met Tuesday morning for the first time to review economic data, budget proposals and pay rates for governor, lieutenant governor, Supreme Court justices, lawmakers, the attorney general and secretary of state. The panel recommended raises for state officials in 2017, including a 10 percent raise for Supreme Court justices. But the Republican-led state Legislature did not act on their suggestions, rendering the deliberations moot. It’s a pattern that has been repeated every two years. Asking state legislators to vote on their own pay “becomes a political exercise,” Chairman Joseph Smalley said Tuesday as … [Read more...] about Panel asked for pay raises to address Supreme Court ‘crisis’
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By John Hilliard Globe Correspondent October 18, 2018 It’s been years since Newton gave its mayor and top elected leaders a pay hike, and a new panel will look at whether it’s time for a raise.A blue-ribbon commission will launch in January to study pay and other benefits for the mayor, city councilors, and School Committee members, said Marc Laredo, the City Council’s president. The mayor’s current salary was set in 2005, and it has been 20 years since stipends were set for the City Council and School Committee, Laredo said. Advertisement A group of city councilors asked Laredo to form the commission earlier this month, and he is seeking residents to volunteer for what will be a board of nine to 15 members. Get Today's Headlines in your inbox: The day's top stories delivered every morning. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for … [Read more...] about Should Newton’s elected leaders get a raise?
Andrew J. Yawn Montgomery Advertiser Published 10:42 AM EDT Sep 7, 2018 Nearly a year after fatally shooting his best friend and becoming a 17-year-old inmate, Markeefé Hill wrote to a local circuit judge, asking for a bond hearing and a chance to spend time on the outside. “I just want to get out of here and show my parents that I am the child that they raised and not the person this situation is painting a picture of. I have been thinking about the denial of my bond hearing and I just really wish that it was some way possible for me to speak out to prove my innocent (sic) in court,” Hill wrote to Montgomery County Circuit Judge Truman Hobbs. Hill had begun taking GED classes and going to church while behind bars, trying to “do whatever to better myself.” He told Hobbs he'd be willing to wear a leg monitor, “so you can keep up with my whereabouts.” "I really miss my brother and sister a lot Honorable Judge Hobbs," Hill … [Read more...] about Markeefé Hill writes letter asking for bond hearing, still denied bond
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Martin Finucane Globe Staff August 02, 2018 Massachusetts US Senator Elizabeth Warren is part of a group of senators who have asked the Air Force and Defense Department to investigate who President Trump has invited to tour Air Force One.The senators cited a report that members of Trump’s exclusive clubs in Florida appear to have been invited on a tour last year.“This use of Air Force One would not only raise questions about readiness, security, and taxpayer cost, but it also violates the basic principle against using public office for private gain, and could constitute a violation of federal ethics rules,” said the letter, which was sent to the inspectors general of the Air Force and Defense Department. Advertisement The other senators who signed were three fellow Democrats, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of … [Read more...] about Warren, other senators ask for probe into Air Force One tours