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Independent audit finds Florida court clerks need money, resources to keep with workload

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An independent audit finds Florida court clerks are struggling with increased workloads, declining revenue and need increased state funding to keep up. LobbyTools reports Sarasota Clerk of Court Karen Rushing presented the independent audit Tuesday to lawmakers on the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee. Rushing said the report concluded that “resources are inadequate to meet the needs of the workload demand” and there is a pressing need for more funding to keep up with rising workloads and declining revenues. While case filings have fallen, Rushing…

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