b'Michigan trial courts are funded through aReforming trial court funding complexcollectionofgeneraltaxrevenue in Michigan WILL ADDRESS the andmoniesassessedandcollectedby following problems: 4thecourts.TheTCFCdetermineditcostsup to $1.44 billion each year to operateA real or perceived conflict of Michigans trial courts.interestbetweenajudgesimpartialityand the obligation to use the courts to These funds come from thegenerate revenue.following sources:Inadequate funding from all sourcesdue to excessive dependence on local 22.7% Transferred fromgovernmentfunding.the stateUnequal access to justice harming7.2% From federalthosewhoaremostvulnerableandhavesourcestheleastaccesstofinancialresources.43.9% From local funding sources3TrialCourtFundingCommission,Final Report 26.2% Generated by the(September6,2019),p7.trial courts 3 4Id. at 4.SECTION3:STRATEGICGOALSANDSTRATEGIES 19'