March 19, 2018
The Honorable Lawton R. Nuss
When I delivered my State of the Judiciary address to the Kansas Legislature, I explained why compensation increases are needed for judicial branch employees and judges. For example, nearly one-third of our employees must also take jobs outside the judicial branch just to make ends meet. And annual compensation for our district judges ranks next to last in the entire nation. Since my January address, our personnel have discussed these details and others with many legislators.
I was heartened when this message was reinforced by a number of KBA members March 19. On that day, those members visited the Capitol and spoke with nearly 60...