Clerks get budget help
A panel of lawmakers has approved Governor Rick Scott’s request to restore nearly $30 million in budget cuts for Florida’s court clerks. Without the budget adjustment, the clerks would have faced layoffs, branch office closures, and cut office hours. We spoke with Alachua County Clerk of the Circuit Court Buddy Irby about what impact the restored money will have for Florida’s court system.
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