Hawaii judges insist on 10% raise, reject call for salary freeze
The state Judiciary will not support Gov. Linda Lingle's proposed pay freeze for judges and will ask the Legislature this month to fund 10 percent salary hikes scheduled for July 1....
On Dec. 21, Lingle called for a two-year salary freeze for executive state officials, judges and legislators. The freeze would affect 208 people and save more than $4 million, she said.
"We are asking our state employee unions to forgo proposing raises in the upcoming collective bargaining negotiations," the governor said when proposing the freeze. "Thus, it is important that state leaders also make sacrifices and lead by example."
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