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Court Officials Decry Budget, Say Delays Will Continue

Court Officials Decry Budget, Say Delays Will Continue

A county court official criticized California’s 2014-15 budget in response to its recent approval by Gov. Jerry Brown. And while the effects of past cuts are likely to continue, additional cuts aren't expected, an official said Monday. The courts don’t anticipate any further reduction of service, a court official said Monday. However, the new spending plan won’t allow for the restoration of “painful” self-inflicted budget cuts the courts have undergone over the last few years, said Mary Hearn, spokeswoman for Los Angeles County Superior Court. “Those were all very painful, but now we’re on solid footing,” Hearn said. “The amount allocated to the trial courts in the budget that was just signed won’t allow us to restore those cuts.”

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Santa Clarita Valley Lawmakers Discuss California’s $156.4B Budget

Santa Clarita Valley Lawmakers Discuss California's $156.4B Budget

Santa Clarita Valley lawmakers discussed the last-minute budget approval that took place Sunday. The state’s Constitution set Sunday as a deadline for the spending plan’s approval. The plan doesn’t put enough money toward education, said Assemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, while Assemblyman Steve Fox, D-Palmdale, welcomed the job-creation aspects of the budget and its funding levels for veteran services.

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Santa Clarita City Council Reviews $191.5 Million Budget

Santa Clarita City Council Reviews $191.5 Million Budget

Santa Clarita City Council members voted unanimously to approve a draft of the city’s $191.5 million budget for 2014-15. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. The budget, the result of a six-month process, accounts for a 6 percent increase over last year’s budget, including a $460,000 operating surplus, City Manager Ken ...

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