On Tuesday, a General Assembly committee heard debate "on Gov. Dannel Malloy's proposal to end a state mandate requiring the Connecticut State Police to have a minimum of 1,248 troopers on staff," according to WTNH-TV.
The minimum staffing level was imposed by a 1998 state law. Malloy calls the number "arbitrary" and the Associated Press reports that the union is challenging the governor's position. There are currently 1,080 sworn members of the state police.
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