Independence County Judge Griffin’s Statement on District Court Funding

Independence County Judge Robert Griffin’s Statement: “One of the most important duties as County Judge is overseeing the budget as appropriated by the QC (Quorum Court). That includes revenues as well as expenditures.  A shortfall in revenues as projected by the Treasurer requires analysis and adjustments.  In the case of the DC (District Court), the remedy required either a return of revenues redirected by DC or a cut to the DC budget while meeting the requirements of law. Another important duty is trying to seek resolutions that are fair and amicable. I am pleased to announce we have found a resolution to the DC funding. Judge Taylor has committed to restoring all funding that was redirected and restoring the monthly funding. By his commitment to do so,  I have committed to pulling the ordinance to adjust the DC budget from consideration by the QC.”