June 18, 2011

Chief Justice supports Governor’s budget veto

Governor Brown’s veto of the budget may have put him at odds with the Legislature, but the head of the Judicial branch is backing his move. Chief Justice Cantil-Sakauye said she was “relieved” by the acton. She doesn’t like the budget that was passed because it reportedly would have cut court funding by an additional $150 million on top of an already approved $200 million reduction. The veto, the Chief Justice said, “will provide us with an opportunity to continue negotiating with the Legislature and demonstrate why the courts would be devastated by additional cuts in funding.”

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