ELYRIA, Ohio - Judges in a northeastern Ohio county have put their 2013 budget requests in the form of court orders -- and asking for increases.
The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports judges for both the Domestic Relations and General divisions have ordered Lorain County commissioners to hike their budget allotments.
Domestic Relations Court Administrator Doug Messer said the $6.8 million budget ordered there represents a $280,000 increase. The nearly $2.6 million ordered by the General Division is up about $7,000.
Courts say the increases cover a facility used by county children's services and a new online court filing system.
Commissioner Lori Kokoski is disappointed judges are keeping with their pattern of ordering annual budget allotments. Judges said the procedure is appropriate.
Orders have insulated county courts from budget difficulties faced in other areas.
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