Wednesday, February 8, 2012
No cuts to State Police in proposed PA budget
The Pennsylvania State Police won’t see any cuts in staffing or stations under Governor Corbett’s proposed budget. But some municipalities in McKean and surrounding counties will see a loss of revenue if the spending plan is adopted. In a change from current policy, the budget proposes that vehicle fines assessed by state police be kept by the state instead of being returned to that municipality. Fine revenues would be directed toward communication upgrades. The change impacts communities that have no local police force. Currently, fines are returned to the municipality. Corbett also proposes to fold the Office of Homeland Security into the state police.