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State public defenders can still petition the courts to release clients early, but attorneys will have to do so on an individual basis.
UPDATED: The decision came after a 6-2 vote Tuesday with some concerns raised about the process.
Speaker Scott Saiki uses “gut-and-replace” to try to postpone salary increases for state officials, but it’s unclear what the Senate might do.
The eight-member board is now down three members and still has no clear plan on when to resume business.
Bills to legalize recreational marijuana and collect more data on police use of force also stall.
Officials hope that development surrounding a new facility could make up for the state’s $350 million investment. But national experts warn that similar projects have failed elsewhere.