Schuette Still Pushing for 1000 New Cops

Feb 14, 2012

Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he still hopes the Legislature will approve his proposal for one thousand new police officers to be hired in the state.

Governor Rick Snyder did not include Schuette’s plan in his budget proposal last week.

Attorney General Schuette says he hopes lawmakers are forward-thinking when it comes to the importance of improving public safety in Michigan.

“It’s so important that we understand that there cannot be a complete economic recovery in the state of Michigan unless we’ve fulfilled our first obligation of government, and that means public safety,” he says.

Schuette wants lawmakers to approve a budget that would allow for one thousand new cops to be hired. And he wants the Legislature to strengthen sentencing guidelines against repeat violent offenders.

Governor Snyder will unveil details of his own plans for public safety next month.