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California Court System Could Face More Cuts Under New Budget

 
California Court System Could Face More Cuts Under New Budget
Posted June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:35am by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

It's a spending record, but this year's state budget may not address cuts to the court system, and could spark more of them.

California's Chief Justice, Tani Cantil-Sakauye, has said the new budget will mean "more disappointment, service reduction and delay" up and down the state.

The spending plan contains half of the amount she pushed for to just "treat water" after years of closures and layoffs -- a total of 51 courthouses have been closed after cuts of more than a billion dollars in the last several years.

One bright spot is funding to help address some long-term pension issues, but bottom line, the chief justice says the public can still expect long lines and wait times.

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