Top judge warns Superior Court is running out of cash
Published: February 28, 2013
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ST. THOMAS - Five months through the fiscal year, the territory's presiding Superior Court judge is preparing to ask the 30th Legislature for more money to make it through the next seven months.
Judge Darryl Donohue Sr. said the Superior Court system has been operating on a pay-as-you-go budget since the 29th Legislature appropriated $23 million for the court system's Fiscal Year 2013 operations. Donohue had pressed senators for $31.9 million.
"We've been pretty much paying as we are going to cover the light bills, lawyers, staff - the whole nine yards," Donohue said. "We will be filing for a supplemental budget appropriation in short order because we will run out of money."