Notable & Quotable: MBA members in the media

Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013

Notable & Quotable


Judicial salary increases

Healy for Notable

"They (judges) take an emotional hit every day making hard decisions on cases that come before them. I think it is right that they are treated differently."

MBA Chief Legal Counsel Martin W. Healy, Springfield Republican, Nov. 10

Higher pensions as a result of next year's salary increase could contribute to a significant amount of judicial retirements in 2014, the Springfield Republican reported. In the story, Healy cited estimates he's heard that 45 to 70 judges could retire next year. In addition, Healy said he sensed renewed optimism from judges as a result of the raise -- the first for judges since 2006.