Monday, March 28, 2011
UPDATE: $373 million more for DPS, TDCJ ??
By Mike Ward,
Updated at 4:30 p.m.:A Senate subcommittee just recommended restoring more than $373 million in funding to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Texas Department of Public Safety to fund previously cut programs and initiatives.
The recommendations go to the full Senate Finance Committee for approval, which is expected.
Back in: $273 million for the state corrections system, including funding for rehabilitation, treatment and parole programs, plus $31 million to keep the Central Unit in Sugar Land open; $32.7 million for DPS to hire 646 additional troopers, $22.8 million for new vehicles, and unspecified funding to restore the uniform-cleaning allowance for state troopers that had been cut.
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