Attorney General Bill Schuette is likely to face resistance from Republican legislative leaders over his plan to use part of this year's $457 million budget surplus to put 1,000 more police officers on the streets, reports the Detroit News.

Schuette was joined by Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee and other law enforcement leaders Wednesday to unveil a crime fighting plan that called for more cops, 25-year minimum sentences for four-time felony offenders, tougher sentences for public officials who commit crimes and other measures.

The state's top law enforcement official said he'd take $70 million for each of the next two years from Michigan's unexpected budget surplus and use it to hire 1,000 police officers.

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