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Kansas courts at tipping point, according to local attorney

An article recently published in The Wichita Eagle, written by a local attorney, cites that additional cuts by lawmakers to the Kansas judiciary budget places the public at risk of not having accessible courts, the rule of law, and public safety. The article goes on to state that “Kansas courts are at a tipping point. Funding issues will plague courts in fiscal year 2014. Because of compulsory payroll increases for longevity and retirement funds, budget shortfalls are likely. Added stress will come from docket fees and surcharges, which have proved to be unreliable funding sources as court filings continue to decrease.”

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