Fla. Funding People, Building – Not Tech So Much

As states wrestle with making people, facilities or technology a budget priority, Florida has come down on the side of placing tech on the back burner, according to analysis of the recently passed budget. The Law360 website reports that “.. Lisa Goodner, the administrator for the Florida state court system, said the legislators, who closed out the session on Friday, handed her ‘a very good budget,’ citing in particular the $8.1 million for employee retention and the $10 million for beginning construction of a new courthouse for the Fourth District Court of Appeal.

But the report continues to say that technology was a back-burner issue for this budget season and will likely become a higher priority next year. In particular, court officials say, the state’s high turnover in positions like court clerks helped fuel the budget talks.

Read the report here