Florida Court System Facing $72.3 Million Deficit Due to Shortfall in Foreclosure Filing FeesSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 06:51
Maybe if the courts sanctioned the Foreclosure Mills and their clients for causing this mess they wouldn’t be broke…
Guess they rather charge the tax payers for the chaos these law firms caused instead…
Florida court system facing $72.3 million 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.