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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011
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Legislative News

House of Representatives passes a supplemental budget appropriation

The Massachusetts Bar Association continues to vigorously lobby for additional funds for our beleaguered court system. On Wednesday, Oct. 5 the House of Representatives passed a $154 million supplemental budget appropriation, which included $12 million in direct funds and $8 million in retained revenue from fee collections for the Trial Court. Click here to see the budget line item.

Additionally, the supplemental budget contained an outside section mandating that any proposed court closures or reductions in sessions proposed by the Chief Justice for Administration and Management must be approved by the soon to be appointed court administrator and then submitted to the Legislature 90 days before they take effect. Click here to see the outside section.

The supplemental budget now heads to the Senate for action.

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