Parts of Governor Snyder's public safety plan remain unapproved
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:49:16 GMT —
Parts of Governor Rick Snyder's public safety plan have been left out of a supplemental funding bill approved by the state legislature on Thursday.
Earlier this month, Snyder proposed a comprehensive anti-crime plan focused on Flint, Saginaw, Detroit and Pontiac.
The governor planned to use the supplemental funding to increase Michigan State Police patrols, reopen the Flint city lockup and build a mental health court in Saginaw.
"I think they mean well. When you make a promise, its like giving kids candy. Give it to them regularly, when you try to take it away they cry," said Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell.
Officials said lawmakers could still assign funding to the unapproved measures by the end of the fiscal year.