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When the state biennial budget is approved, which could be Wednesday, Allen County will be feet to the ground to figure out a solution to their public defender shortage. Commissioners and Allen County public defender Stephen Chamberlain meeting to discuss how to proceed with the restructuring of court-appointed counsel. The governor has included additional money to reimburse county public defenders for their services. Both the Senate and the House are on the same page with the governor's proposal and Allen County is looking to create a public defender's office.