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Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie Gildea makes a light-hearted remark in July of 2012 during a voter identification lawsuit hearing. File Photo | Forum News Service

Courts seek more money for salaries

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ST. PAUL — Minnesota judges for years told the public that justice delayed is justice denied, and budget cuts delay justice.

Budget struggles eased two years ago and now court officials seek a budget bump to raise judges and staff members’ pay.


“Our priority last (legislative budget) session was to stop the bleeding,” Chief Justice Lorie Gildea said in an interview.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.