No Raise for Magistrates

On the final day of the 2013 regular session of the State Legislature Saturday, lawmakers stayed late to address final bills and tie up loose ends. One bill that died in the House, was a measure that would have given pay raises to magistrates. Earlier Saturday, the Senate passed a version of the bill that would have increased pay for 12 magistrates and staff in 12 counties. But that bill didn't make it out of the House. It's possible Governor Tomlin could add it to a special session.