LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Governor Rick Snyder is calling for additional state funding to put more Michigan State Police troopers on the streets.
The Republican governor laid out his budget proposal Thursday. It includes putting $15.2 million toward training an additional 107 troopers in the Michigan State Police Training Academy. His plan also calls investing $18 million to train up to 790 corrections officers.
Snyder also is proposing adding $2 million to the state's mental health courts. Michigan currently has nine mental health courts and Snyder's proposal would allow for the creation of additional courts.
Public safety was also a major focus of Snyder's budget proposal last year. In 2012, Snyder called for a 16 percent funding boost for the Michigan State Police from the state's general fund.
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