As court officials prepare to make their case Thursday to the state Legislature for a 2.4 percent spending increase—a plan Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called too high—the New York City Bar Association is urging lawmakers to give the judiciary all the money it is seeking.

A report released by the city bar Tuesday used anecdotal evidence of court backlogs and staff shortages to demonstrate that the Office of Court Administration’s budget request is needed so that the state’s Third Branch can do its job.

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