The old policy allowed appointed counsel to bill the county for up to three cases a day. The new policy states that appointed counsel will only be paid for two cases a day. In addition, if an indigent defendant retains other counsel, the appointed attorney will not be paid for an appearance if he is substituted out. Nevermind that the attorney had no knowledge of the substitution at the time he entered the courthouse that morning.
Oh well, it's not like indigent defendants comprise a large voting constituency for county-wide elections.