Calif. Panel Delays Vote To Overhaul Trial Court Funding

Law360, San Diego (May 22, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California Senate panel decided Tuesday to postpone a vote on two key measures proposed as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's revised budget to restructure trial court funding by setting up a statewide reserve and to halt court construction projects, after officials warned that the cuts would devastate the judicial branch.

The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review subcommittee on corrections, public safety and the judiciary held open for further discussions a proposal to cut $300 million in general funds to the courts by shifting local reserves...
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