Dept. of Public Safety: budget cuts mean less boots on the ground

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Funding for criminal justice agencies is down 15 percent from 2002, according to the State Legislative Finance Division. The Department of Public Safety says that translates into less law enforcement boots on the ground.

Lawmakers asked the department to weigh in on increased crime in the state Thursday, and how budget cuts have affected their ability to manage it.

Dept. of Public Safety: budget cuts mean less boots on the ground

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