Chief Justice’s Statement on Governor’s May Revised Budget
Following the release of Governor Brown's May Revision, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye stated:
I’m pleased to see that the Governor’s budget is consistent with his original proposal in January—one that emphasizes the need for ongoing and new investment in the judicial branch. I am also pleased to see that the Administration is trying to address the severe need for judicial resources in the Inland Empire. Although more judicial resources are needed, the new judgeships would represent the first real relief in more than nine years for caseloads in those courts. The Judicial Council and I will continue to work with both the Legislature and the Administration in the next month as the budget gets finalized.