Why did the county strike down a potential grant for a Public Defender’s Office?

On May 10, the county commissioners court rejected to apply for a grant that would pay for 80 percent of a public defenders office here in the county, set to address some of the issues in our criminal justice system.

But why was this grant application rejected overwhelmingly by the commissioners, and what does this mean for the future of criminal justice reform here in Hays County?

Today on the san matches scoop, you’ll be hearing from Hay County commission Lon Shell, on why he did not support the grant.

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