State Police budget goes to House Committee on Appropriations

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced passage of a budget to fund State Police operations by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police.
Miller, chairman of the subcommittee, said the panel reported a $612 million budget to fund the law-enforcement agency.
Miller said the plan ensures the continuation of vital public-safety programs that have resulted in lowering crime rates in recent years.
He said the committee has to make a major reduction and, as a result, put a planned motor-carrier school on the back burner.
Included in the budget are a $7.7 million General Fund allotment for a trooper school, with a goal of graduating 75 new troopers in 2016; and a $1.7 million General Fund expenditure for hiring laboratory staff to support a new law mandating the collection, submission and timely testing of all criminal sexual-assault kits.
The budget now goes to the full House Committee on Appropriations for consideration.

Check Also

White Pigeon library offers virtual programs

White Pigeon Township Library has reopened. Director Perri Saunders said the library‚Äôs staff is offering …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *