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A marathon hearing on the next Austin budget, held virtually on Thursday, included testimony from hundreds of residents voicing concern that only $11 million was cut from the Austin Police Department's $400 million allocation, KUT reports.


The number was far short of the $100 million in cuts requested in the wake of protests against police violence.

The Austin Police Association and others are pushing back, saying that the department needs funding in order to continue to enforce the law.



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