Tuesday, July 19, 2011 – 03:00 p.m.

Blame the California budget.

The long awaited start to the construction of a new State courthouse in downtown San Bernardino has been shelved for at least a year.

The state budget debacle has caused the State Judicial Council to delay of a myriad of court related construction and improvement projects.

When the project will commence is uncertain at this time.

The delay comes on the heels of a $150 million budget hit announced two weeks ago.