Proposed THP budget cut could cost troopers’ jobs

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NASHVILLE — A budget cut proposal by the Tennessee Highway Patrol could include the loss of several troopers. The proposed cut, described as a worst case scenario by Tennessee officials, would cut department funds by 7 percent, including the loss of 73 road troopers. Enforcement officials say those positions are important to the patrol’s efforts and response times. What cuts may occur have not yet been decided.

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