Calif. Gov. Gives Courts Extra $63M, Nixes Open Meeting Bid

Law360, San Diego (June 28, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT) -- Gov. Jerry Brown gave the cash-strapped California judicial branch an additional $63 million as part of the state budget he signed Thursday, but also removed proposed language in the budget that would have required the courts’ policymaking body to make its advisory meetings public.

The $96.3 billion spending plan for the state that was approved by Brown will designate $60 million to the trial courts in an effort to maintain or boost public access as well as $3 million to the California Supreme Court, state appellate...
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