ALBANY – Governor David A. Paterson suggested yesterday that the court system was guilty of conducting “business as usual” by advancing a 7.4 percent spending increase that ignores the “reality” of the state’s rough fiscal circumstances.

In addition to urging the court system and legislators to revisit the judiciary’s $2.7 billion spending plan, the governor called for increasing Civil Court filing fees—a measure Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has opposed.

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