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Mon February 3, 2014
Court Appeals Judge Patrick McAnany To Discuss Ways To Solve Judicial Budget Issues
A Kansas Court of Appeals judge is going before a Senate committee on Monday to discuss ways to solve the judicial branch's ongoing budget issues.
Judge Patrick McAnany is testifying on several bills to improve efficiencies in the court system. The goal is to close a projected $8.25 million dollar shortfall in the judicial budget for next year.
McAnany presided over a special commission in 2011 to find ways to improve judicial branch operations, including changes in staffing and record filing.
Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss says unless legislators provide additional funds for the fiscal year beginning July 1, he may be forced to furlough court employees as he did in 2012.
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