For Immediate Release - April 15, 2015

Statement from Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants, Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey and Trial Court Administrator Harry Spence on House Budget Recommendation

We are deeply grateful that the FY16 budget recommended by the House Ways & Means Committee moves the courts significantly closer to the funding goal needed to continue court modernization.  We thank the Committee, Chairman Dempsey and Speaker DeLeo. Three years ago, the Legislature passed legislation to enable the modernization of the court system. We know the Legislature is aware of the tremendous progress the courts are making to improve access to justice through efficiency and accountability. We will continue to actively partner with House and Senate leaders to ensure the full resources needed to continue this crucial work.