FY 2017 Budget Summary
year the Iowa Legislature appropriates funding from the state's general fund
for the Iowa Judicial Branch budget.
Last year, the legislature appropriated to the judicial branch
$181,786,612, or about 2.5%, of the $7.2 billion general fund appropriations.
few days after Chief Justice Cady delivers the State of the Judiciary, State
Court Administrator David Boyd presents the judicial branch's budget request to
the legislature's Justice System Appropriations Subcommittee. The presentation provides information on the
services the judicial branch provides for Iowans and the budget requests, or
"Decision Packages" for the next fiscal year.
the legislative session, the chief justice maintains weekly office hours at the
capitol to be available to meet with legislators. In addition, David Boyd and Judicial Branch Legislative
Liaison Sydney Kronkow continuously meet with legislators to advocate for
funding as well as provide information legislators request to make informed
can find David Boyd's presentation here: