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S.C. could scrap training, lay off newest troopers

Mar 15, 2010 11:50:00 PM - thestate.com
South Carolina is already short on state troopers, meaning motorists have to wait longer for aid than in past years.

But that situation is about to get worse, officials say, because of state budget cuts.

No new troopers will be trained starting July 1, when the state starts its new fiscal year.

And this year's class of troopers - 46 men and women who have been training at the state's Criminal Justice Academy since January - may patrol S.C. highways for only a few months.

Budget cuts could mean they will be laid off July 1.

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