(Subscription required) The Judicial Council allocated the $1.85 billion the governor approved for the courts for the coming year and signed off on a 2018-19 Budget Change Proposal it hopes will highlight what it says are its chronic funding shortages.
It’s been four months since Justice Kathryn Werdegar announced her retirement. There’s been speculation about whom Governor Brown will appoint to take Justice Werdegar’s seat, but not as much discussion about when an appointment will be made.
(Subscription required) The state Legislature should "weigh trade-offs" before adopting Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed halt of driver's license suspensions for defendants who did not pay traffic tickets, according to a report by the Legislative Analyst's Office.