Not all California judges are equal, at least when it comes to benefits. At least five counties in the state are giving judges extra money -- as much as $31,000 a year in Los Angeles and $19,000 in Riverside -- to help pay for benefits such as car allowances. Meanwhile, tiny Alpine County's two judges receive a designated parking spot. The issue of disparity among county-provided benefits has dogged the state for more than a decade. And Chief Justice Ronald George says it's time to do something about it.
Calif. Judges See a Disparity in Perks
March 9, 2007