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 total does not include employee ...

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