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California's Judicial Council Call Proposed Budget Cuts Devastating



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, May 17, 2012

California's Judicial Council held an emergency meeting in Sacramento to discuss the Governor's plan to cut $544 million to the court system. The money would come from trial court reserve funds, delaying court construction, and increasing the share employees pay for retirement. MaryAnn O'Malley is a Superior Court Judge in Contra Costa County. She says tapping into reserves is a bad idea.

O'Malley: "Courts who have been very responsible and who have made their cutbacks and really tried to operationalize these cuts, plus have a savings to get ready for these cuts basically they will feel they're being punished."

The Governor's Finance Director Ana Matosantos says the cuts are necessary.

Matosantos:"Maintaining local reserves is a lower priority in light of the state's fiscal challenges."

Matosantos says currently the trial courts reserve fund contains about 400-million dollars.
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