HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut attorney general’s office recently asked the state Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit by state troopers over a minimum staffing requirement, saying the legislature has thrown out the requirement.

The troopers’ union sued the state last year because it wasn’t adhering to a 1998 law requiring a minimum of 1,248 troopers. The state now has about 1,070 troopers. A lower court rejected state officials’ bid to dismiss the lawsuit last January, and officials appealed to the Supreme Court.

Lawmakers last month eliminated the 1998 requirement until next year while officials determine how many troopers are needed.

A troopers’ union lawyer says the lawsuit is not moot and the high court could order the state to have at least 1,248 troopers until the adequate staffing level is determined.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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