- Chris K, Strafford
- Attorney Nancy Richards-Stower,
- Marge Hallyburton, Lyndeborough
Kelly, the ridiculous failure of a Family Court Administrator that he is, generates almost ALL of the red ink in the entire Judicial Branch.Now that the Republicans are back in the majority, the people who put us in this situation are the ones pointing fingers!
The Family Division has absolutely no respect for the public, the law, the Constitution, children, or anything else. Everyone working for the Courts who take unpaid days off are getting ripped off by no one else but Judge Ed Kelly.
- David Johnson,
Paul from SC, your $48,000 average does not count the costs of someone answering the phones. If covers the court clerk, who has to stop their true labor to handle phone calls like, "What time are you open?" "Can I get an extention on my timely payment?", and so on. Stay in SC.
One exploration of cuts I never hear is the Department of Safety. State Police, is an euphimism for Highway Enforcement, which we had at one point and got consolidated to NHSP with ineffective job cuts. Lets slash away at the NHSP and institute more Sheriff enforcement. Especially for those towns up north that choose not to have a police force and spend my tax dollars on the services of state police. Make those county residents pay for effective enforcement and cut a third of the NHSP staff.
But then again, it would reduce the income from billable hours for all the Attorneys, GALs, Therapists, mediators, Supervised Visitation Centers.
What would these professionals do when they are longer able to perpetuate divorces and parent child reunification efforts when one parent simply does not agree to the conditions of shared parenting?
No wonder NH does not have Shared Parenting, it is big business hidden behind the Best Interest of the Child.
- Court Coustomer, Everywhere, NH
- Tom Walters,
- Steve B,
Gear job of doublespeak O'Brien. You don't want to fund the judicial branch, which has already been forced to engage in cost cutting measures which clearly hurt access to justice, but you are concerned about consolidating courts because it could hurt access to justice.
You really don't have any idea what you are saying or doing, do you?
That $1.87 million in projected savings was calculated by multiplying 9,444 by $200, the cost incurred each time police or sheriff personnel drive a prisoner from jail to court and back.
(Did they take into consideration that sometimes more than one inmate will be transported in the same vehicle? That would cut back on the savings figures. Not substantially but they should aim for the most accurate figures)
- norm, northwood
Time for them to pare down salaries and decide who is important...just like the real world "out there."..wecome aboard..
Hey..maybe the police could stop arresting peple willy-nilly as they do, become a neutral presence and stop rushing to judgement at the scene.
Also not sure video arraignments are fair to prisoners cases being "heard," as it eliminates the face-to-face with the judge.
The Legislature can start by funding the positions of the judges needed to establish justice in NH. At both the District and
The present lack of funding is criminal. And, no, I am not a court employee, nor am I a lawyer. I do not have any family members working in the court system and I'm not looking for an appointment as a judge, although that would be a great experience!
- Melvin, Keene
That's for answering the telephone. Maybe that's why the court is in financial trouble. To effect that savings of $331, 000 would ONLY COST the court $700, 000. That's Ed. Kelly for you.
I have a better idea. Let's eliminate Ed. Kelly!
- Paul M. Clements,