Colorado lawmakers have been told that the state needs more patrol troopers and newer lab equipment for DNA finger printing.
Colorado State Patrol Chief Mark Trostel and Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director Bob Cantwell appeared before legislative budget writers to submit requests, which total about $6 million.
Officials estimate 24 new troopers and others support employees would cost more than $2 million while the special equipment sought by the CBI would total $4.1 million.
State Representative Brad Young of Lamar says lawmakers are wrestling with very difficult budgeting decisions.
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