Lawmakers working to address court fund shortfall

LITTLE ROCK (Arkansas News Bureau) A potential fix to a chronic shortfall in the fund that pays for a number of state judicial programs along with the salaries of 125 administrative court assistants, has been cobbled together by a panel of judges and could get final approval this week by the Legislature.

But while many see Senate Bill 307 as the long-term solution to an $87,000 a month shortfall in the Administration of Justice Fund, some lawmakers aren't so sure.

In fact, lawmakers are expected to be asked soon to provide an additional cash infusion as much as $350,000 to the fund to help pay the salaries of the administrative court assistants through the end of the current fiscal year.

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