For centuries, the citizens of our state have extolled the virtues of a fair and judicious court system. But state budget cuts, promoted by Sen. Jim Davis and the Republican-led General Assembly, are seriously challenging the court system’s proud reputation.
In the past year, more than thirty-eight million dollars have been cut from the overall state judicial system. As a result, the system has lost fifty-five assistant district attorney and support staff positions. Some 1,250 full-time staff jobs in the offices of local prosecutors, clerks of courts, and prisons have also been eliminated.