Texas could spend $20 million on bulletproof vests for law enforcement
Unstable tax revenue means Texas lawmakers are expected to curb spending when the 2017 legislative session convenes and crafts a new budget. But, despite spending cuts, state leaders are urging legislators to prioritize the implementation of police safety measures. In October, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he would ask legislators for up to $20 million to supply more protective bulletproof vests to nearly 60,000 law enforcement employees statewide. The improved vests are capable of stopping high-caliber rifle bullets.
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