June 11, 2013
"We are encouraged that the Governor and Legislature recognize how years of budget cutbacks have adversely affected the third branch of government and the public it serves. The proposed budget is an initial step forward in restoring the cuts absorbed by the branch. We hope that as the state's economy improves, the branch's budget will improve so that we can rebuild the kind of access to justice the public deserves. After the budget is adopted, the Judicial Council and the newly created Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee will begin to work on the allocation of funds to the trial and appellate courts."
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