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L.A. judges donate pay to help budget gap?

June 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Judges in the Los Angeles Superior court system are offering to donate part of their pay to help the cash-strapped courts.Tuesday, the court's executive committee approved the idea and plans to present it to state lawmakers.

The committee is proposing a bill that would allow judges to give back one day's pay per month to help the courts' budget deficit of some $90 million.

Currently, the state constitution does not allow judges to be furloughed like other court employees.

The L.A. County Superior Court has already announced a plan to furlough other court employees and staff one day per month.

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