Fulton cuts deal on judges’ travel reimbursements | www.myajc.com

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Sep

Fulton cuts deal on judges’ travel reimbursements | www.myajc.com

Fulton County and its judges cut a deal Tuesday on the judges’ travel reimbursements, after the judges backed off a threat to jail two Fulton administrators.

County Commission Chairman John Eaves, Superior Court Chief Judge Gail Tusan and other officials hashed out an agreement in a closed-door meeting Tuesday. Under the agreement, Fulton’s 30 elected Superior and State Court judges will follow the same rules as other county employees when it comes to getting paid to travel on public business, at least through the end of this year.

In the meantime, county officials agreed to review the reimbursement process to make it easier for the judges and other employees while still holding them accountable for verifying they’ve properly spent public money, Eaves said after the meeting.

The judges have said they don’t have to abide by the county’s policies for getting reimbursed. County officials have said they do. Tusan had threatened to jail County Manager Dwight Ferrell and Finance Director Patrick O’Connor as the dispute escalated.

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