Budget cuts are delaying the trial of an Alabama man charged with killing his wife during a honeymoon diving trip to Australia in 2003 in one of the most visible signs yet of how spending reductions are beginning to affect the state.

The problem? A judge says there won’t be enough bailiffs and other officers to provide security at the Jefferson County Courthouse for the case, which is being watched around the globe. At least 65 court workers are being laid off because of money shortages.