NO SOUP FOR YOU!
And no money for you.
As the State staggers towards the end of its fiscal year (June 30) and agencies are running out of money, one local state agency we all know and love just lost a ton of money.
The PDs? Nope. The legislature is trying to sell his practice out from under him to private lawyers, but this didn't happen to Silent Charlie.
Regional Counsel? Nope. Nobody knows where they are anyway.
If you said the State Attorneys Office, take a bow.
There are discretionary funds that offices like the PDs, Regional Counsel and the SAO use to spend on cases for things like experts, travel, depositions, etc.
JAC (motto: "it's our money and you can't have it") just took all the discretionary funds sitting in the budgets of all State Attorneys Offices from around the state and put it into one big pot. First come, first served.
Let's say you're the State Attorney in Monore (the Keys) and you were given a million bucks for court case expenses for the year. And lets say you've done a good job and with a month to go before the new fiscal year begins, you still have over $100,000.00 to spend. Now it's gone.
JAC has scooped all the money and if you need expense money you have to fill out the form 456728-/1738#@!000-10987 in triplicate, get the signatures of his Holiness The Dalai Lama, President Hu Jintao of China, and the third assistant secretary for Commerce for Lichtenstein and file the form simultaneously with the Clerk of Court in the Hialeah Branch Court, the probate court in Jacksonville, and the patent office in Wiesbaden, Germany. Then wait for your authorization to spend the money for the depo you need in the case going to trial next week.
So what does this exactly mean for "The Fernandle Crew" on 12th Avenue?
How would we know? You think she talks to us?