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State Care: City Taxpayers

state care: The mayor compares public defenders provided to people who cannot afford attorneys in criminal cases to the new representation, funded in part by city taxpayers and in part by New York non-profit Vera Institute of Justice, according to Metro News. City Council President Bernard C. Jack Young says the funding could reduce government costs by keeping families together, preventing abandoned children from entering state care. Mayor Catherine Pugh tells The Baltimore Sun that the move is meant to show the city supports its residents. The funding approved Wednesday is expected to help 40 immigrants with lawyers provided by the Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition. Information from The Baltimore Sun, ( As reported in the news.