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California Courts Could See More Cuts

Governor Jerry Brown is looking at millions of dollars in cuts from California courts to help balance his January budget. It’s a move that could have a major impact for our legal system. The courts have already been hit with $500 million in cuts in the current fiscal year, that’s resulted in service reductions, and delays in construction.

Now possibly the state could be up against another 200 million dollars in cuts. The memo came down Thursday from the Consumer Attorneys of California. The civil court services are at greatest risk, because the courts have to provide constitutionally protected services like criminal court.

A spokesperson for Governor Jerry Brown says any presumptions about the Governors budget are premature. The governor plans on releasing his 2013-2014 plan in early January.

KEY News Reporter Shirin Rajaee reports.

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