Budget Slap May Force NY Judiciary To Make Tough Choices
By Pete Brush
Law360, New York (January 22, 2014, 7:03 PM EST) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo's suggestion that funding requests for New York's cash-strapped judiciary were too lavish drew a vow of cooperation from a top state judge Wednesday, but it also triggered concerns that plans to hire judges, fund more civil litigants and return courtroom hours to normal might be in jeopardy.
In comments published alongside the release of a sprawling, $137 billion executive budget plan rife with tax cuts and touting a $2.2 billion surplus for 2015, the Democratic governor took a slap at the judiciary for...