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Michigan State Police Getting More State Money, Not Less

In June 2020, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she supported the spirit of defunding police in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The Michigan State Police received $1.3 billion during the 2019-20 fiscal year, which is when Whitmer made that statement. Of this money, $516.8 million came from revenues raised by the state and appropriated by the Michigan Legislature and governor. That's according to the Senate Fiscal Agency.

In the two Michigan budgets passed since Whitmer made that statement, the amount of state revenue (separate from federal) flowing to the Michigan State Police has increased, rising to $622.9 million in 2020-21 and $673.8 million in 2021-22.

Editor's note: The headline was changed on this story.

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