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Walker Talks Law Enforcement Money In La Crosse

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Governor Scott Walker stopped off in La Crosse Tuesday to give reporters a better look at the $14 million in law enforcement initiatives that will be included in his budget. One area would be more DNA sampling. Right now, only those convicted of felonies and sex crimes are required to submit the DNA to a database that police use to solve past, present, and future crimes. Walker says that would change.

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Walker said the estimated 68 thousand additional DNA samples would help police solve even more crimes. And criminals would help pay for it with surcharges of 200 to 250 dollars. Walker also hopes to get federal grants.

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