Governor Christine Gregoire signs a Senate Bill that will add two additional judges to Benton County District Court.
Representative Brad Klippert introduced the bill and worked to get it passed through the House and Senate. He says the additional judges are greatly needed in Benton County.
The case load in Benton County District Court has grown by nearly 44 percent in the past seven years...and one judge has recently retired from the bench.
The number of judges now goes from three to five.
The measure will take effect in 90 days.