DPS budget warning

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A state with more drugs, crime, and illegal immigrants.  That's what officials with the Department of Public Safety say people have to look forward to if state budget cuts go through as planned.

The DPS may have to face a 15% cut in their budget.

"We realize that with a potential $1.5 billion deficit that there is going to be some cuts to law enforcement and to other state agencies," says DPS Deputy Directory Pennie Gillette-Stroud.

The DPS Deputy Director just hopes the cut isn't too deep -- that would mean for DPS is a budget reduction of nearly $41 million dollars the loss of 359 employees.