he Kansas Courts will be able to stay open during the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss says he's grateful to the legislature for making sure the courts don’t close. But, he adds he’s disappointed lawmakers didn’t see fit to keep spending on the electronic, or e-filing system.
Lawmakers also stripped funding for a vacant judgeship, and removed money to cover the cost of temporary employees. Nuss says the court has been operating with more than 80 unfilled positions for several years.