Committee approves salary bumps for governor, Supreme Court justices, others

May 19, 2017


   Some state officials might be getting a raise for the first time in years. That’s if the legislature adopts recommendations made by the State Officers Compensation Commission today.

The commission recommends a ten percent pay increase for state Supreme Court justices. Their salaries have been frozen for over a decade. It also recommends the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and secretary of state go back to their salaries from before 20-10, when they got a pay cut.

The proposed salary increases would not take effect until after Governor Rick Snyder leaves office. But he says the recommendations are reasonable.


“With respect to the justices, we want to have the best courts possible so I think it’s important that we compensate people accordingly.”

   The commission did not recommend pay increases for lawmakers.