It was an act of faith for Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss (in photo) to delay two of the five furlough days he’d planned for the state court system in the wake of the Legislature’s failure last month to approve supplemental funding. The remaining furloughs are now scheduled for May 24-25 and June 7-8. But they shouldn’t be necessary. GOP legislative leaders need to demonstrate that the chief justice’s faith in them is not misplaced, and quickly approve more money when they reconvene today in Topeka. Considering the state’s improved revenues, there is no justification for even one more day of closed courts and delayed proceedings.
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