Faced with staggering budget cuts and multimillion-dollar cost overruns, California's judiciary leaders this spring will consider employee layoffs, furloughs and cutbacks to traditionally sacrosanct programs like courthouse security. But for judges in 19 courts across the state, the scenario won't be nearly so bleak. Court executives there will dip into their operating budgets and spend a combined $3 million on judicial perks ranging from car allowances to family gym memberships.
Calif. Court Perks All Over the Map
April 6, 2009