Legislators on the Study Committee on County Funding and Services address a crowd at the South Dakota County Convention in Sioux Falls on Sept. 13, 2023. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)

Task force will ask Legislature for millions to help with county legal costs

BY: - September 14, 2023

The top proposal to come out of the legislative summer study on county funding could cost an estimated $35 million to $50 million annually, according to a committee member. The proposal would set a cap on public defender and court-appointed attorney costs for counties, likely around $10,000 for each case, while the state would cover […]