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California Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for president, will unveil a new bill Wednesday that promises to provide hundreds of millions in new funding for public defenders. Harris’ EQUAL Defense Act would allocate $250 million to establish workload limits for public defenders and create “pay parity between public defenders within five years,” according to a statement released by her office. It would also authorize an additional $5 million to train public defenders.

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