Proposed budget cuts would require slashing hundreds of state Judicial Branch jobs and closing at least six courthouses and a juvenile detention center, according to Chief Court Administrator Judge Patrick Carroll III.

Carroll spoke Feb. 19 to members of the legislature’s Appropriations Committee and outlined the impact that Gov. Dannel Malloy’s budget recommendation could have on the state court system. Malloy has recommended that the Judicial Branch spend $70 million less in fiscal year 2016-17, which starts July 1, than what had originally been allotted.

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