Under this proposed budget, trial courts receive a little more than a penny for every general fund tax dollar, less than what the courts were receiving before the Great Recession. This is neither fair nor just. We will continue to press for adequate and stable funding for our court system. As I said earlier this year during my State of the Judiciary, “chronic underfunding of the courts is just one way a justice system can become unjust…to keep our checks and balances intact, we need resources to provide justice to the people who need it.
May Revise Statement by Chief Justice
May 11, 2017