Chief Justice Jean Toal this morning asked a state Senate panel not to cut her state appropriation from last years $18.2 million.
In her presentation to members of a Senate finance subcommittee, Toal asked that senators exempt state courts from any possible across-the-board spending cuts to state agencies.
Chief, if everybody asked for that, we wouldnt have to do across the board cuts, would we? said Sen. David Thomas, R-Greenville, in a polite tone. Thomas is co-chair of the six-senator subcommittee before which Toal appeared.
I realize that, replied Toal, equally politely.
But youre a lawyer , continued Thomas.