Chief Justice Cady to Give Annual "State of the Judiciary" Speech

Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady is set to address lawmakers in the annual "state of the judiciary" speech. Cady will speak this morning and is expected to seek a budget increase for the fiscal year that begins July 1. According to Governor Branstad's proposed budget, the judiciary is looking for an allocation of about $179 million, an $11 million increase over the projected spending for the current year. A press release from the judicial branch says the speech will focus on efforts to make the court system the "most advanced, and the most responsive" in the nation.