JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri senator says he is determined to pass legislation in 2009 that would create a number of changes to Missouri's public defender system. Sen. Jack Goodman, R-Mt. Vernon, has had little trouble passing a bill he is sponsoring through the Senate this year, but he now faces procedural hurdles in the House and opposition from prosecutors in two of the state's largest jurisdictions, who have questioned if his proposed solution deals with an actual problem.
Missouri senator seeks overhaul to public defender system
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