Drug Enforcement Bureau Seeks To Prevent Budget Cut
California Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement officials say the state attorney general's office is in talks with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) office and the Legislature about ways to reverse budget cuts that they say could jeopardize the enforcement of narcotics laws. The state budget cut the bureau's funding by $71 million over two years. Law enforcement officials argue that the funding cut, combined with inadequate technology, could threaten the progress of efforts to combat prescription drug misuse.
- "California Drug Enforcement Officials Scramble To Counter Budget Cuts" (Dave, Sacramento Bee, 8/14).