Allen County Court Clerk Dina Morrison and District Judge Daniel Creitz appeared before county commissioners Tuesday morning asking for an 8% budget increase for 2020.
Morrison said the reason for the increase was a rising number of cases involving indigent defendants, whose attorneys need to be reimbursed for their work.
I am asking for a $38,429 increase, Morrison said. We are looking to increase reimbursements from defendants. We have had more and more of these cases. The caseload has steadily increased every year.
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