New York courts ask for more money

A Feb. 5 article in the Columbus, Ind., Republic, reported that New York’s top court administrator asked the state legislature for additional funding for civil legal services and to keep courtrooms open longer. According to the article, Chief Administrative Judge Gail Prudenti requested $1.8 billion, which represents a 2.5 percent year-to-year increase and exceeds Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s overall 2 percent limit.

Lawmakers are expected to consider Cuomo’s proposed $137.2 billion budget in April.

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