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News & Press: News Clips

July 20-26 Clips

Thursday, July 26, 2018  

Please find this week's relevant news clips listed briefly below. Some links may require a paid subscription or login to access the article. Clerk-specific articles are marked with an asterisk (*). If you’d like a copy of a full article, please email

July 26, 2018
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Artificial intelligence is already at work in some clerks’ offices

Wally Bishop, Rosie Tobor, Kitt Robbie, and, uh, Speedy are “lights out” for the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts. “Herbie” is doing the same in Okaloosa County, but on criminal cases instead of civil filings…

July 25, 2018
Colonneso Elected Treasurer for Florida Clerks Association

Angel Colonneso, the Manatee County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, was recently elected and sworn in as the treasurer for the Florida Court Clerks and Comptrollers at its summer 2018 conference…

July 24, 2018
More than 140 unclaimed checks at Clay County Clerk's Office

“We work to make sure our customers receive the funds that are rightly theirs. Whether the amount is large or small, it’s important that we help citizens finalize their court-related process by notifying the recipients in this way.” - Clerk of Court Tara S. Green…

July 23, 2018
State forecasts $14M hole in insurance fund

State budget analysts are predicting a $14 million hole in the trust fund the state uses to insure itself, which the Legislature will need to address when it builds next year’s budget…

Florida Politics
Joseph F. Rutherford: Refocusing efforts to improve Florida’s mental health system

It is very important to understand that when a patient no longer meets Baker Act criteria, the law requires that person be released…

Aug. 17 hearing set for charter school lawsuit

An Aug. 17 hearing has been set for a lawsuit seeking to pull from the ballot a charter school measure opposed by most supporters of traditional public schools…

July 20, 2018
NWF Daily News
Amendment 8 ballot question bundles up controversy

A constitutional amendment proposal to term limit public school board members and require legislators to promote the teaching of civics in Florida could be the most controversial of the 13 amendments voters will see in November…

July 19, 2018
News Service of Florida / Florida Politics
State GOP pumps money into education amendment

The Republican Party of Florida last week put $100,000 into an effort to pass a controversial education ballot measure in November…

Orlando Sentinel
New rules allow spouses of military to practice law in Florida

The state Supreme Court on Thursday approved rules designed to help the spouses of military members practice law in Florida…

Daytona Beach News-Journal
Senior judges to ease burden on Flagler County courts

Starting next month, senior judges will begin presiding over civil county court cases in Flagler County, according to a plan announced Wednesday by Seventh Circuit court officials…

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