Monday, June 29, 2009

State Courts Are Closed Due To Budget Furloughs

State courts are closed today while Judiciary workers are on furlough. Other state departments have canceled their furlough days meant for June due to ongoing negotiations with state worker unions. The Judiciary though has kept the plan issued in May which called for the workers to take two unpaid days off. "The plan was developed in response to the fiscal crisis facing the state and is consistent with the temporary layoff plan for Judiciary staff approved by the Civil Service Commission and promulgated by an order issued on May 14 by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner," the department said in a release. County probation offices and business offices where the public files court papers or makes payments to the courts will also be closed. Municipal courts will still open. And residents can still pay parking tickets and other moving violations online at the state Judiciary-run website, NJMCdirect.

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