FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2017
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AUSTIN, TX — Yesterday, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick appointed Senator Juan "Chuy" to the Joint Interim Committee to Study State Judicial Salaries. The committee is charged with studying the creation of a formula to calculate state judicial salaries.
Senator Hinojosa issued the following statement on his appointment to this committee:
“Thank you to Lt. Governor Patrick for appointing me to the Joint Interim Committee to Study State Judicial Salaries.
Our judiciary is an equal branch of government, yet our judges are underpaid for the significant responsibilities they hold.
We continue to lose very experienced, responsible, and qualified judges to the private sector because of low pay. These judges make important decisions that impact our lives and result in serious consequences.
This issue needs a long-term resolution and we must develop a plan that fairly calculates state judicial salaries and adequately reflects the significant responsibilities our judges carry out each day.”
Other members of the committee include: Sen. Joan Huffman (Co-chair), Sen. Brian Birdwell, Sen. Sylvia Garcia, and Sen. Bryan Hughes.