Calif. Gov's $100M Boost To Courts May Be Lacking: Report

Law360, Los Angeles (February 20, 2014, 4:54 PM EST) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed $100 million increase in funding for the state's trial courts for the upcoming fiscal year may be insufficient to address rising employee costs and prior budget reductions, according to a report released Wednesday by the state's Legislative Analyst's Office.

The governor’s budget for 2014-2015 proposes to provide an additional $100 million from the general fund to support trial court operations, as well as $5 million to assist the state judiciary, citing the branch’s growing costs in areas such as employee retirement...
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