Public defense attorneys get raise
Mason County commissioners approved a pay raise for public defense attorneys at their Jan. 30 meeting.
Attorneys providing indigent defense for misdemeanors, heard in district court, will get a pay raise from $75 an hour to $100 an hour. Attorneys providing indigent defense for felonies, heard in superior court, will see their pay increase from $100 an hour to $125 an hour.
Hourly indigent defense investigators will now make $75 an hour.
Chief Public Defender Peter Jones thanked the commissioners at a briefing meeting Jan. 22...