NOTE: This story has been edited to add comment from Riverside Superior Court Jan. 17.
The budget proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom Jan. 10 would give a 1.77% increase to trial court budgets if accepted as-is, bringing funding to $3.973 billion to be distributed to California superior courts through the Judicial Council. The amounts to be given to Riverside and San Bernardino superior courts have not been determined.
Newsom proposed an increase of $69 million to the trial court system.
He said the state was facing impending financial issues.
“With our state and nation facing economic headwinds, this budget keeps the state on solid economic footing