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State Police Overtime Costs Increase As Budgets Cut

Updated: Friday, May 30 2014, 03:53 PM CDT
ILLINOIS -- Budget cuts and staff reductions have led to a jump in overtime costs for the Illinois State Police.

Reports indicate the agency paid $1.7 million more in overtime during the last fiscal year than it did in 2010.

The problem is, the budget shrank by $34 million.

Union representatives say there's "a severe morale issue." State police spokeswoman Monique Bond says she's not aware of a morale problem, but that budgets are being cut across the country, and the agency must hold the line. State Police Overtime Costs Increase As Budgets Cut


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