Florida Courts Could Still Run Short of Funds, Unable to Pay Bills

It still amazes me that the courts in Florida rely on foreclosure filings for their funding.

Talk about conflicts of interest.


Courts could still run short of funds

By Gary Blankenship

Despite a $54 million loan to begin the 2011-12 fiscal year, Florida courts still face the prospect of running out of money because foreclosure filings are lagging behind predictions, according to Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady.

Canady addressed the Bar Board of Governors at its July 29 meeting in Palm Beach and said the court will continue to need support from the Bar on legislative issues, particularly on budget matters.

Two years ago, the Legislature created an operating trust fund for the court system, funding it with higher filing fees, particularly on foreclosures. Foreclosure filings eventually became more than 50 percent of the state courts system’s funding.

But in the wake of allegations about forged documents and poorly prepared paperwork, the number of foreclosure filings nationally and in Florida plunged late last year, turning what had been expected to be a surplus in the court operating trust fund into a deficit. The courts needed a $28.5 million loan from other state funds in order to complete the 2010-11 fiscal year without a shutdown of courts.

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15 Responses to “Florida Courts Could Still Run Short of Funds, Unable to Pay Bills”
  1. I sure hope they can pay their electric bill!

  2. goes to show ya the Florida courts are in conflict of interest and funded by foreclosure money. They have no legal reason to be allowed to adjudicate foreclosures. What a JOKE!

  3. housemanrob says:

    First of all………..we need to remove the present administration……by impeachment or vote out or………whatever!

    • lvent says:

      Yes Rob, They must all resign or we secede, state by state!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!We The People have to start enacting our CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS………BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • lvent says:

        Rob, they are laughing at us because we think we are powerless…we are not…..Our U.S. CONSTITUTION and our U.S. BILL OF RIGHTS protects WE THE PEOPLE from a TREASONIST Government that is oppressing WE THE PEOPLE….

      • housemanrob says:

        Vent, I hate to say it but………….secession did not work in 1865……..how is it going to work now!

      • housemanrob says:

        Sorry, I meant 1860.

      • lvent says:

        Rob we can’t just allow this. We do have rights. Look what they people in Wisconsin are doing, they are recalling the fascist bastards and Gov. Scott Walker is next and now he is starting to back down some of his Nazi tatctics…

      • lies says:

        ok we already had ww 2 where hitler killed 6 million jews the governmental agencies do not see them selves actin like hitlers henchmen? We r loosing our homes we cant find jobs we cant pay the bills do not understand the purge of the middle class and y. we r the people that buy the foods eat at the restaurants buy the clothed y hurt us. how can the courts in fl rely on foreclosure money? this is barbaric. So our constitution has safe guards but no directions?.. we need to recall and impeach everyone in office right now. this is crazy if anyone knows how please lead we need a new george washington 2011

  4. housemanrob says:

    ….any good news today?

  5. lvent says:

    Foreclosuregate is a cancer:

      • lvent says:

        Something is screwy, I double checked everything before i posted this link, both times…Google the words, Foreclosuregate is a cancer..look for the video interview with Chris Whalen……This is the reason why this is called, Foreclosuregate….

    • I vent…..I have not forgot about you guys and gals…been at least a week now that I have been busy…my newborn grandson started to run a high fever,,,back into the hospital with him..many tests proved he has e coli …the culture proved it but it took 3 days to grow the damn type….question is where did he get it? So now I have lost what has been going on as I am not at my home with my computer…my daughter takes her laptop to the hospital to work on her business..so I will just have to wait till I* get back home to join back in the conversation. It will be probably another week or so till I join in….till than… take care….and FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT FOR ME TOO……..

      • lvent says:

        Hi Marilyn!! So sorry to hear about your newborn baby grandson…..I can’t imagine how a newborn would get that….maybe in the hospital????…..I would try and track down that source because that baby is way to young to come in contact with that germ very easily………..I will say a prayer for your baby grandson…God Bless…….
        You know me Marilyn, I will keep fighting the tyranny until there is justice for homeowners with nationwide loan recissions with monetary restitution to swindled and robbed homeowners!!!.

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