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Wed June 10, 2009
State House committee votes to reinstate 100 troopers
By Laura Weber, Michigan Public Radio Network
East Lansing, MI – A state House committee voted to keep the 100 Michigan state troopers who were scheduled to lose their jobs because of budget cuts.
Republican state Representative Paul Scott, of Grand Blanc, introduced the legislation. He says he was contacted by the Flint police post where five troopers were slated to be cut: "I know in Flint they've done a masterful job of aiding the city of Flint, which is just north of my district, and helping to control crime. And so it was an issue I decided to champion and we're going to try and get this back in the budget."
Scott says it's worth while for the state find nearly $2 million to keep the troopers who already cost $8 million to train.