Davis delivered his State of the Judiciary speech to a joint legislative session Tuesday. His speech came as lawmakers look for way to close a $199 million deficit in the current budget.
The chief justice didn't mention that the Supreme Court is seeking permission from legislators to impose a temporary increase to docket fees to offset expected budget cuts. A bill to do that awaits Senate debate.
Davis did remind legislators that 97 percent of the judicial budget is for personnel, leaving few things that can be cut.
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