California Chief Justice Releases Statement on Governor's Budget Proposal
California Chief Justice Patricia Guerrero on Wednesday issued the following statement on the Governor’s budget proposal for the judicial branch:
During these challenging budget times, I am grateful for Governor Newsom’s continued support for the judicial branch and our mission to advance access to justice for all Californians.
Along with the rest of state government, the judicial branch must be part of the solution to close our anticipated statewide budget deficit. This proposal includes returning unspent judicial branch funds and deferring funding for several construction projects while still protecting essential funding for our critical programs and services.
We are committed to working with the Governor's administration and the Legislature in the coming months as the budget is finalized.”
Governor Newsom's budget proposal for the 2024-2025 fiscal year is available here.