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County Increases Court Funding

Ann Arbor, MI – Washtenaw County's Board of Commissioners has approved a 200-thousand dollar funding increase for the county's trial courts.
Commissioners also approved a new memorandum of understanding with the courts last night that will allow the courts to use many county services and policies.
County Administrator Bob Guenzel says the new agreement replaces a memorandum that was more than ten years old, and led to a 400-thousand dollar budget dispute between county government and the court system.
The new agreement calls for the county to allocate funds in four lump-sum budgets for the circuit court, probate court, district court, and the child care fund.