YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County’s five general division common pleas judges have signed an order demanding that their 2009 budget be set at $2.4 million.
The county commissioners this year actually allocated $2.1 million.
Actual court expenditures in 2008 were $2,352,520.
“Rather than evaluating the budget submitted by this court, the commissioners simply chose to reduce each line item by 10 percent, with no explanation for that adjustment,” the order says. “The court is in the best position to determine what amount of money is necessary to effectively discharge our duty under the Constitution.”
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