Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010
Court budget update
The House Ways and Means Committee has released its budget
proposal. Trial Court funding was cut to $529 million from $559.5
million, approximately a 5 percent cut. The Supreme Judicial
Court was cut $400,000 (from $7.9 million to $7.5 million). The
Appeals Court was cut $320,000 (from $10,827,000 to
While the House proposal funds CPCS at a level higher than FY10's
appropriation, it would still fall $9.2 million short of what CPCS
expects to spend in FY10 to meet current expenses.
Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation was level funded at $9.5
million. All district attorneys offices were also level
The House will begin debating the budget on April 26. The Senate
Ways and Means Committee is expected to release its budget proposal
MBA leadership and staff continue to push hard on lobbying efforts.
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