Budget Plan for DPS Includes Pay Raises for Troopers

Money for big-ticket items like gunboats and planes isn’t included in the state’s 2014-15 budget plan for the Department of Public Safety’s border operations. But the DPS is poised to have money to pay for troopers’ raises and to retain funding for the agency’s fusion center during the next biennium.

Under the new budget plan, which still awaits Gov. Rick Perry's signature, the department's overall funding is approximately $2.7 billion, about an 11 percent drop from the current biennium's $3.1 billion, according to the Legislative Budget Board's final version. (The ...

Full Story

Comment Policy

The Texas Tribune is pleased to provide the opportunity for you to share your observations about this story. We encourage lively debate on the issues of the day, but we ask that you refrain from using profanity or other offensive speech, engaging in personal attacks or name-calling, posting advertising, or wandering away from the topic at hand. To comment, you must be a registered user of the Tribune, and your user name will be displayed. Thanks for taking time to offer your thoughts.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Sign-Up