The chief justice of Iowa’s Supreme Court is asking legislators for a seven-point-two million dollar boost in the budget for Iowa courts.
Justice Mark Cady delivered the annual “Condition of the Judiciary” address to legislators Wednesday morning.
Cady would direct a third of that increase to a digital initiative, using the money to develop electronic warrants and start paying for the court’s digital services with taxpayer dollars rather than court fees.
OC……….online dispute resolution.” :16
Cady’s also asking for nearly one-point-nine million dollars extra to finance a four percent hike in judicial salaries.
The other big-ticket item in Cady’s request to lawmakers is for rural courthouses.
OC…………..their justice system.” :11
Cady’s asking for enough funding to hire 37 more full-timers to work in the clerks of court offices.
He also praised Governor Kim Reynolds for appointing an equal number of male and females judges last year.