Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed a largely status quo spending plan for California’s judiciary despite projections of a $22.5 billion statewide budget deficit in the coming fiscal year.

The 2023-24 budget plan, unveiled at a Sacramento news conference, includes $5.3 billion for the judicial branch, with the majority of that funding going to trial courts. The proposal provides a slight increase in spending for superior courts, money to offset the continued decline in revenues from civil fees and criminal fines and $19 million to bump up juror mileage and public transit reimbursements.

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