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Essex Richards Lawyer Woody Connette’s Letter to the Editor was featured in The Charlotte Observer

I implore lawmakers to support increased funding for N.C. courts

Mecklenburg delegates deserve praise for their hard work on the state’s budget bill, ratified by the House last week.

It includes increased court funding in critical areas: operations, technology, and salaries.

Our courts are the bedrock for our nation. If the judicial branch is starved by inadequate funding, our nation will wither.

I have spent 35 years in the Mecklenburg County courts as a lawyer, and I wish all citizens could see the remarkable work of our court personnel and judges who strive each day to sustain our courts.

They need the support that this budget bill offers. I urge Mecklenburg senators to support increased funding for N.C. courts.