The Florida Court system’s “Pandemic Recovery Plan” is working and deserves to be funded another year, Fourth Circuit Chief Judge Mark Mahon told a House committee on Tuesday.

Mahon, who is vice chair of the Trial Court Budget Commission, told the House Justice Appropriations Subcommittee that annual appropriations of non-recurring dollars have been used to hire senior judges, case managers, and other temporary workers, and it’s working.

“We are making significant progress in reducing the backlog,” he said.