Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Fla. Courts Facing $72.3M Deficit

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU
 
The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:46 PM
Original message
Fla. Courts Facing $72.3M Deficit
Fla. Courts Facing $72.3M Deficit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's court system has frozen hiring and is bracing for possible staff furloughs due to a $72.3 million deficit blamed on a shortfall in filing fees after mortgage foreclosure cases dramatically declined.

Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady last week wrote letters released Monday to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative budget leaders asking for a $21.7 million supplemental appropriation and $42.5 million in budget transfers to make sure vital functions continue through June 30, when the fiscal year ends.

"To meet the current funding crisis, the judicial branch has already implemented an emergency branch-wide hiring freeze and an emergency operating budget freeze," Canady wrote.

If those steps aren't approved, furloughing court personnel would be next.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/27265924/detail.html#
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM
Response to Original message
1. Join the crowd.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jschurchin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM
Response to Original message
2. It's that fucking Judges Union
Yeah thats the problem. Get rid of the judges, problem solved.

:sarcasm:

Just in case.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:49 PM
Response to Original message
3. This should really slow down things that matter . . .
Divorces, collections, breach of contract, evictions, medical malpractice, you name it.

If you could only appreciate how many people it takes to effectuate "justice" . . .
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:50 PM
Response to Original message
4. Maybe the judges need to take a pay cut
just a thought
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:51 PM
Response to Original message
5. Here's where you put those tax cuts to good use
No cops, no courts, no jails. So, with the extra $6.23 you get every month from your wonderful Republican tax cuts, you can spend it on home security. It might not go very far, but the alternative (higher taxes) is just too horrible to contemplate. Hunker down, bunker down, Florida.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:52 PM
Response to Original message
6. Here you go...just like they said they would do..strip courts of power
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
StarburstClock Donating Member (583 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-21-11 02:53 PM
Response to Original message
7. "Vital functions" like imprisoning pot smokers and collecting ticket fines?
Not to mention letting white collar criminals walk and rigging elections.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Oct 22nd 2017, 11:52 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » General Discussion Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC