Brantley praised Sears and the judiciary for working with the governor.
"It is a good outcome and it is the right outcome as well," Brantley said. "The main point here is we're going to meet budget."
Sears, who retires this month, said in a press release that her understanding with Perdue was the judiciary could request funding in the 2010 budget to make up for those fiscal 2009 expenses.
The potential constitutional confrontation arose from the constitutional demand for a balanced budget that collided with a constitutional provision that the governor does not control the judiciary budget .
Whether the judiciary gets the extra funding in the next fiscal year will depend on tax revenues, Brantley said.
"They're willingness to work with us this year is a good sign for next year," Brantley said.
For her part, Sears thanked the governor "for your willingness to work with me in a way that constructively addresses a very real fiscal problem while avoiding an equally important constitutional dilemma."