Tag Archives: Senate Budget and Taxation Committee

Public defender seeks dollars, not delay in lawyer-at-bail mandate

Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe initially considered seeking a stay of the mandate in the counsel-at-bail case, but based on past experience, concluded the Court of Appeals would deny such a request.

The state public defender will not seek to delay the effect of a high court decision that criminal defendants have a constitutional right to counsel at initial bail hearings, a ruling that could require the state to pay $28 million annually to provide the legal assistance.

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Gas industry lobbyist briefly returns to his roots

The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on Tuesday on a transportation funding bill that is seemingly steaming toward approval by the General Assembly.

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