SACRAMENTO -- An Assembly subcommittee voted Wednesday to restore $418 million to California's judiciary, but not before one lawmaker shared some tough words for the state's court system.
“While the state grappled with a budget crisis, court administrators sometimes have acted fiscally irresponsible,” Assembly Budget Committee Chairman Bob Blumenfield (D-Woodland Hills) said in his statement.
He noted that the judiciary spent almost half a billion dollars upgrading the database for court records, then abandoned the struggling project.
The funding increase, part of Gov. Jerry Brown’s budget proposal, is intended to reverse some of the recent cuts that have been suffered by the courts.