$90M Budget Cuts Force FL Clerks To Retrench


The Florida Association of Court Clerks has asked the state Supreme Court Chief Justice Peggy Quince for help in setting priorities for the 67 clerks of courts, reports the Orlando Sentinel. With budget cuts and reduced staff, the association asks Quince to help determine what is most important on the list of clerks’ responsibilities.

The association reports a $90 million legislative budget cut has forced clerks across the state to reduce their staffs by more than 1,300 people, close branch offices in 31 counties and reduce other services. This has impacted basic clerk court functions, including maintaining court records, staffing hearings and helping the public with court filings, according to the association.

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