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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Jun 4, 2014

Davidson County’s General Sessions Court judges asked for a raise of nearly $2,500 during their budget hearing with Metro Council last week, the Tennessean reports. The judges currently make about $165,000. Presiding Judge Bill Higgins pointed out to council members that the Metro Charter requires General Sessions judges be paid at the same rate as their Circuit Court counterparts. While Higgins and the other 10 General Sessions judges make equal to the eight Circuit Court judges’ current pay, the Circuit Court judges, who are paid by the state, are due to get a 1.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment, or about $2,478, starting July 1.