Budget & Finance

Did You Know?

The judicial branch budget is only 1.4% of the State General Fund budget.
pie chart showing 1.4% general fund allocation

Learn more in the  Budget Fact Check.

The judicial branch is committed to transparency and accountability in its stewardship of public funds. This section contains financial reports and information for the California court system. You can also learn here how the court system is funded and about the impacts of the continuing budget crisis in the California courts.

Latest News

Chief Justice’s statement in response to the Governor’s Budget Proposal (Jan 7, 2016)

Governor's proposed budget for judicial branch


The Budget Crisis

"The branch is where it is now in 2014, because since 2008, over a billion dollars has been taken from the judicial branch," explains the Chief Justice in an Apr 2014 interview.

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The Budget Process

Learn how the California Courts are allocated funds and how budget decisions are made.

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