Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to eliminate judgeships in certain areas to reflect changes in caseloads and population shifts.

Following the recommendations put forward biennially by the State Court Administrative Office, the bills will eliminate judgeships in districts identified as having more judges then necessary. The judgeships will be eliminated only by attrition - when a current judge vacates office through retirement or death, voluntarily chooses not to seek re-election or is constitutionally ineligible for re-election due to age. The efficiencies are expected to save taxpayers more then $2 million annually.

The bipartisan package consisted of eight bills. One district judgeship will be eliminated in Flint. Visit www.legislature.mi.gov for more information on the bills.