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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ind. Courts - Supreme Court's presentation to the State Budget Committee

Each budget year state governmental entities appear before the State Budget Committee, presenting their plans and budget requests for the next biennium. Here is this year's schedule. Yesterday morning, the Supreme Court made its presentation.

The ILB looks forward every two years to reading the Court's transmittal letter, which is the overview of its requests. For instance, here is a Nov. 24, 2008 post discussing and linking to then CJ Shepard's 15-page transmittal letter, accompanying the FY 2009-2011 request. And here is the 30-page Supreme Court Transmittal Letter for the 2013-2015 biennium.

This year, according to this budget committee page (scroll down to Dec. 17), it appears the Supreme Court did not prepare a transmittal letter to accompany the bare-bones sheets of numbers. This seems odd, in this era of more openness.

The numbers themselves are very interesting, but difficult to understand without the explanation and overview.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on December 18, 2014 09:03 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts