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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  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2010 at 05:46 AM
    Most county and local gov. have chopped the budgets for officers, and now the state is going to do the same. Why not put a sign up at the borders that instead of saying welcome to Michigan, says criminals welcome, we have no police.
  • by Ricardo Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2010 at 03:59 AM
    Does this really surprise anyone? The new state police headquarters in Lansing will have to be paid somehow. This sure was a special interest fiasco to line someone's pockets. Thank you. Ricardo
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    To badd it was before they moved into their new headquarters.
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