Hearing scheduled as clerk of criminal court fights council for more funding

Hearing scheduled as clerk of criminal court fights council for more funding

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A hearing has been scheduled for Friday as The Clerk of Criminal Court, Arthur Morrell, fights the city council for more funding.

Morrell filed a lawsuit last month accusing the council of approving a budget that is not sufficient to meet his office’s needs.

Morrell also accused members of denying him the opportunity to present his budget to them.

The council approved Morrell’s budget at $3.7 million, the same amount as last year.

He said his budget should be $4.6 million.

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