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The Judicial Branch Receives a Penny of every General Fund Dollar
"I submit to you, in the most diverse state in the union, that a penny on the dollar is insufficient to provide justice," Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, 2013 State of the Judiciary.

June 24, 2015
Jerry Brown signs $115.4 billion general fund budget
Sacramento Bee

May 14, 2015
California courts get slight boost in governor's budget
Mercury News

April 9, 2015
Kern's court funding troubles: 'Justice delayed is justice denied'

March 31, 2015
Report outlines dire need in courts
Daily Press

March 11, 2015
Cutbacks Still Felt Deeply In California’s Civil Courts
KQED California Report

Jan 31, 2015
California courts innovate small changes despite budget cuts 
Associated Press

Jan 31, 2015
A look at ways California courts made changes in tough times
Associated Press

Jan 9, 2015
California courts get funding boost in Gov. Brown's budget
San Jose Mercury News

Dec 18, 2014
County’s Judge Shortage Critical
Mountain News

Nov 18, 2014
Video: South Bay, East County traffic courts may close and move to Kearny Mesa
10 News San Diego

Nov 3, 2014
Interactive Map: Closed Courthouses in California
California Bar Journal

Sept 24, 2014
Santa Clara County reduces court hours for public
San Jose Mercury News

Sept 1, 2014
COURTS: Budgets still lean for Inland counties
Press Enterprise

Aug 15, 2014
Layoffs piling up for Shasta County Courts

Aug 6, 2014
Budget cuts hit Santa Clara County courts

July 23, 2014
Solano court employees rally against budget cuts, furloughs
The Reporter

July 21, 2014
Savings produced by court budget cuts are exceeded by harmful economic effects, white paper says
ABA Journal

July 9, 2014
Make 200-mile trek to courthouse or plead guilty? Some defendants choose the latter
ABA Journal

July 6, 2014
New budget, same challenges for Yolo Superior Court
The Davis Enterprise

June 25, 2014
Solano County Courts announce closures, furloughs, layoffs for coming fiscal year
The Reporter

June 24, 2014
State budget leaves big holes in court funding
Sacramento Business Journal

June 22, 2014
Editorial: California lawmakers should help courts
San Francisco Chronicle

June 20, 2014
New California budget fails to ease court woes, chief justice says
Los Angeles Times

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Nov 16, 2012
" Northern California, massive budget cuts are making it close to impossible to get anything done at all.California state budget cuts cause delays, cuts in county court system."—ABC 





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June 29, 2012
CA Budget Cuts Force Tulare Courthouse Closure
The doors to the Tulare courthouse will close for good at the end of August. The closure will force area-residents to travel either to Porterville or Visalia for their court cases as the county court system makes $3 million in cost-saving reductions.—ABC KSFN-TV