The state’s judicial leadership approved the taking of $142 million in money set aside for trial court operations, maintenance and construction, largely in order to fund a controversial technology project. The vote came despite the opposition of Sacramento’s presiding judge who called the technology project a fiscal “misadventure” and “a long road to a small house.”
The 13-2 vote approving the fund transfer came despite an earlier vote saying that keeping the courts operating should be the highest priority. The two judges opposing the fund transfer are both from Los Angeles, incoming Presiding Judge Lee Edmon and trial court Judge David Wesley.
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Published on Dec. 14, 2010 – Court House News Service
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 5:22:53 PM
It looks like State of California would rather spend money on a Technology project instead of having employees help the public. We all pay taxes and it doesn’t seem like California is spending our money on the correct way.