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How state budgets could affect Lee County officials

Lee County Courthouse (Credit: Wikimedia) Lee County Courthouse (Credit: Wikimedia)
LEE COUNTY, AL (WTVM) - Local agencies are bracing for the proposed cuts that could come if the projected General Fund budget passes.

The Lee County Circuit Clerk says her office would be in full "crisis mode" if the budget cuts proposed go into effect.

She says her office would be forced to lay off 13 of its 15 workers, which would cause delays specifically in civil court matters such as civil suits, divorces and child custody matters.

She also says the courts themselves might have to close for two days a week.

Officials also say the proposed budget cuts are also projected to require the Juvenile Probation Office to lay off six of its existing seven officers leaving only one Juvenile Probation Officer for all of Lee County.      

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