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How state budget cuts could affect local public defenders office
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Public Defender for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit Brad Morris said there are five attorneys, an investigator and an office manager that are considered state employees and could be affected by proposed state cuts. - photo by Scott Rogers
In the courtroom, public defenders are fighting for the lives of their clients.In the statehouse, they are facing their own battle with potential budget cuts that could impact their efficacy in fiscal year 2021.