SB 2756, which would add an additional circuit judge to the 12th Circuit District, was passed unanimously by the House Appropriations Committee. This is huge for the delegation's efforts to gain another judgeship for the Forrest/Perry County District. The 12th Circuit District has the highest caseload per judge ratio of any circuit district in the state. The problem has only amplified since Katrina.
If passed on the floor of the House, it would then go to conference with the Senate version, which does not include the 12th Circuit District.