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County challenges state cuts to courts

According to an article posted on March 10 by the Superior Telegram, Superior, Wis., the state is shortchanging its court system, and one county is fighting back as a larger share of the state’s justice system falls on the shoulders of property owners. The article reports that the Douglas County Board is contemplating a resolution to encourage the legislature to fund its court system adequately so the costs don’t continue to shift to local property taxpayers. The County Clerk of Courts is quoted saying that the state plans to provide block grants after court reporters wages and benefits are omitted from the budget to cover the costs for two court reporters.

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