Governor files FY15 budget recommendations

Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014
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Gov. Deval L. Patrick filed his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2015 on Jan. 22. Patrick recommends funding the Trial Court at $617.5 million, which is slightly more than the Trial Court's maintenance request of $615.1. The additional funding would cover the costs of expansion specialty courts and the judicial compensation increase that was enacted last year.

Patrick's Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC) budget recommendation was $14 million. While it is a $1 million increase over fiscal year 2014 funding, it is $3 million below MLAC's current $17 million request for civil legal aid.

The House and Senate will take up their own versions of the budget in April and May respectively.