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Kevin Kajer, chief administrator for the state Board of Public Defense, makes a budget pitch to the House Judiciary committee on Feb. 16. (Image courtesy House Public Information Services)

Public defenders make budget pitch to lawmakers

The state’s public defenders are asking lawmakers to beef up their support staff, forgoing a chance to ask for more permanent front-line lawyers.

About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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