Florida’s 67 clerks of courts — and lawmakers — hope a deal reached by House and Senate leaders late Tuesdaymeans the clerks no longer will have to seek a mid-year budget boost from the Legislature as they have for the past four years.
Legislators still have to sign off on the proposal, but the agreement essentially gives to the clerks what they have been asking for since 2009, when lawmakers changed the way the state had funded their offices for the previous 164 years.
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