Resolution urges no DNA funding cuts

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Vermont lawmakers want Congress to reject the Bush administration’s calls for cuts in funding for a program designed to clear up backlogs in the maintenance of DNA databanks managed by states.

State Senator Dick Sears said yesterday he doesn’t like to try to tell Congress what to do, but it making an exception in this case.

Catching up on a backlog in the Vermont DNA databank case enabled police to charge the man convicted last month in the 1991 slaying of Patricia Scoville in Stowe.

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