Florida’s Agency for Persons With Disabilities has won a lawsuit challenging its budgeting process. As Lynn Hatter reports, an administrative law judge this week upheld the legality of iBudget, and agency officials say it’s time to move on.
If you can’t afford a lawyer in Florida, as in the rest of the country, you get assigned one – often a public defender. But when public defenders go up against state attorneys, is it a fair fight? As Regan McCarthy reports, the amount of money spent by the state on each side of the ledger is anything but equal.