Almost all North Carolina judges have agreed to pay cuts similar those being imposed on state employees
Three hundred and sixty-eight of the state’s 396 trial & appeals judges agreed to the 0.5% salary cut imposed on state employees by Governor Beverly Perdue.
Four judges will give back the half percent, but did not consent to the payroll deduction. North Carolina’s Constitution protects judges against reduction in pay while they are on the bench.
All seven state Supreme Court justices, and the 15 judges of the state Court of Appeals, agreed to the voluntary cuts.