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Funding cuts make defender’s job tougher

Marianne Mariano during a panel discussion following the showing of “Gideon’s Army” at the AMC Loews Webster 12 on Thursday. Joining her, from left, are Katie Higgins, graduate of Gideon’s Promise, the Hon. Jonathan Feldman and Bill Leahy.  Vasiliy Baziuk

  The government shutdown may still be the talk of the nation, but sequestration is causing more problems for some. “It is a crisis,” said Federal Public Defender Marianne Mariano of the Western District of New York. “It’s not the ...

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More cuts hit foreclosure prevention assistance

The news was bad for foreclosure assistance programs when funding was cut from the New York state budget in March. The news got worse on April 12, when the governor vetoed $1.5 million that Democrats had set aside to continue the program.

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