Michigan State Police Budget on Chopping Block

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A plan that would cut the overall Michigan State Police budget by about 4 percent next fiscal year is moving through the state Legislature.

The Michigan House unanimously passed the budget bill Tuesday. The proposal now goes to the state Senate.

The police agency doesn't plan any trooper layoffs or post closings as result of the budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. A few non-trooper jobs could end through attrition.

The department's overall budget would be about $529 million, about half from the state's general fund.

Michigan lawmakers are trying to eliminate an overall budget deficit projected at about $484 million for next fiscal year.

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