May 22, 2012 | last updated June 1, 2012 2:44 pm

CT Supreme Court to hear trooper staffing case

The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration to Connecticut's law requiring a minimum number of state troopers, The Associated Press reports.

The Connecticut State Police Union sued Malloy and the state public safety commissioner last August because the state wasn't abiding by the law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers. The state now has fewer than 1,100 troopers.

The Supreme Court decided last week to hear the state's appeal of a lower court decision that rejected the state's motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Arguments haven't been scheduled yet.

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