Today the House of Representatives is voting to override some
gubernatorial vetoes to the state budget.
Among those already voted on today was an override to restore to
the budget the MBA backed compensation increase for assigned
private counsel raising the hourly pay from $50 to $53 in the
District and Juvenile Courts and for Children and Family Law Cases
from $50 to $55. The MBA will continue to work to attain greater
increases throughout the criminal justice system.
Additionally, the House restored the $4.1 million reduction in
funding for the Trial Court. These overrides now head to the
Senate for a vote, who was in formal session at press time. The MBA
strongly supported the courts on their override request.