LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, issued the following statement Tuesday morning in response to the passage of the Michigan Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police and Military Affairs budget:
“This budget represents a commitment to public safety for all of Michigan. By funding 150 new state troopers, eight new computer crimes experts to track down online predators and 14 new forensic science technicians, we will continue to improve service and offer swift justice for crime victims. As the state police face many trooper retirements in the coming years, this budget aims to meet the increased demand for new troopers head on and ensures that our commitment to providing public safety is renewed for the future.
“I am proud of the work of our subcommittee and I urge my colleagues in the Senate to support this budget when it comes up for a vote in front of the full Senate in the near future.”