Prosecutor says pending budget cut will ‘disrupt justice’

San Juan County Prosecuting Attorney Randall K. Gaylord announced that budget cuts in in March 2012 will force him to lay offthe one deputy prosecutor handling misdemeanors from full-time to about half-time.

“This 50 percent reduction in misdemeanor prosecution will disrupt what people expect in public safety,” Gaylord said


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Devastating budget cuts for D.C.’s homeless

Given the District’s projected $330 million budget gap, I anticipated that D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s proposed budget would cut, among other things, programs that low- and no-income District residents rely on. Learning, however, that the mayor’s budget is likely to eliminate homeless-shelter services even for families with children, except during hypothermia season, was a complete shock.