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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Police Force Expansion
June 1, 2014
In 1994, President Clinton pushed Congress to authorize $200 million in grants to help states hire 100,000 new police officers. While the total number of new hires fell well short of that, there's been new legislation introduced in Congress to reauthorize the program that administered the grants -- the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program.
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced S. 2254, the COPS Improvements Act of 2014, which would fund the program through 2019 at $649 million above current levels. The bill was introduced in an effort to provide "critical resources to local police departments," and is featured in this week's edition of The Taxpayer's Tab.
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For more information on these bills and to view past issues, check out The Tab online.
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