Possible cuts coming to AL courts

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - The Alabama Court System is looking for ways to prevent job cuts.

Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb says anticipated cuts of as much as 10% in the budget for Alabama courts in the next fiscal year could mean 400 to 500 court employees would lose their jobs across Alabama. Cobb made the comments Tuesday during her annual State of the Courts speech to a joint session of the Alabama House and Senate.

In addition to the layoffs, Cobb says the budget cuts could cause trials to be delayed and cut out travel for court personnel.

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