Cuomo Urged to Sign Indigent Bill

Mid-Hudson News is reporting that top county officials of the state have been urging Governor Cuomo to sign legislation on his desk that would have the state pick up the cost of indigent defense attorneys. Right now, each county must pick up the tab. County officials argue that since it is required of the counties to pay for legal representation for those who cannot afford it , the state should pay for it. Cuomo said Wednesday that he is considering it. He said, “The question on the indigent defense is just a financial question; we are reviewing it now. But, it is being done outside the budget context and it is a very expensive bill for the state and would have a significant impact on the budget. But, we are reviewing that.” (Source: Mid-Hudson.com)

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