Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice Gives Yearly Speech To State Legislature

(Jefferson City) Missouri’s judicial system needs more money to adequately pay its employees and to continue serving the public.

Paul Wilson, Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court, delivered the annual State of the Judiciary Address to the legislature on Wednesday.

He wants lawmakers to renew the 7-dollar filing fee for court cases which has been in effect since 1994.

Chief Justice Wilson also wants the legislature to pass bills designed to better protect judges and their families.

Wilson also asked lawmakers to fund overtime pay for court clerks trying to meet the legal requirements of the recreational marijuana ballot initiative passed last fall.