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For the second year in a row, the Florida Supreme Court's wish list includes two additional judges for this area, but getting them may be rather difficult.

The high court has recommended the Legislature approve money for an additional Circuit Judge for the six-county 14th Judicial Circuit. The circuit includes Bay, Gulf, Calhoun, Washington, Holmes and Jackson Counties.

The high court justices also say the case load warrants an additional County Judge for Bay County.

The Legislature did not fund last year's request for the two new area judgeships.

That was nothing new. In recent years, Florida lawmakers have been reluctant to approve the new judges.