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Monday, January 2

Jurors make minimum wage (almost)

Today, juror pay across Texas will increase for the first time in 51 years, from the state minimum of $6 to $40 a day after the first day of service, matching the rate paid by the federal courts. Jurors will continue to receive $6 for their first day of service.

I was telling someone about the extremely low compensation jurors receive here. It seemed like an unfair burden for low income people. It hadn't occurred to me that people could simply ignore the summons. $40 still isn't quite minimum wage for an 8 hour work-day, but at least it's close.

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