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Higher court fees won't suffice

The multiplying "what ifs" related to the state's budget situation are sobering. This one comes Kansas Chief Justice Robert Davis, on what will happen if the state's court system doesn't get a $2.6 million grant it's seeking in federal stimulus funds and is forced to furlough nonjudicial employees: "Children in need of care, persons seeking protection from abuse and protection from stalking, and persons and their families who are seeking mental health or substance abuse treatment all would be placed at risk."