Michigan lawmakers propose $80 million budget increase for police

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Lawmakers in Lansing have proposed a $80 million budget increase for police officers in the State’s next budget.

$47 million of that money will go to police training and recruitment.

Police recruitment has dwindled with legislators citing “anti-police sentiment” as the main driving force.

The money will pay for sign-on bonuses for new officers, tuition for police academies, body cameras and community policing.

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