Republican lawmakers are carrying an axe and targeting cops. It appears there will be fewer state police troopers in Michigan, if the current version of a state budget bill gains final approval in the Michigan legislature. Under the bill that cleared the senate this week, the state will lose 60 to 100 troopers due to attrition. Chris Luty, the president of State Trooper's Association, says they are already at a 40 year low. The Michigan Sheriff's Association claims fewer state troopers means a greater burden on local police and that will have an impact on crime.