The tension in the Courtroom today was palpable as the SB22 budget was narrowly approved by a 3/2 vote.  While the simpler and generally smaller requests made by the Constables and County Attorney’s Office received little scrutiny, the request by the Sheriff’s Office drew criticism and ultimately divided the Court.  At issue was the overall use of the funds, the size and distribution of the pay increases, the approval authority and the audit trail.  Some things can’t be reported on, you just have to hear it for yourself.  This is one such occasion.  It’s only 16 minutes.