Feds slash anti-terror funding for Connecticut

The federal government has nixed millions of dollars in aid to fight terrorism in Connecticut. Lawmakers say the state will get less than half of the $30 million they requested, and will instead have

News 12 Staff

Jun 1, 2006, 5:08 PM

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Feds slash anti-terror funding for Connecticut
The federal government has nixed millions of dollars in aid to fight terrorism in Connecticut.
Lawmakers say the state will get less than half of the $30 million they requested, and will instead have to stretch the $13.5 million they will get. That figure is down from $21.5 million the state received in 2005.
The federal government allocated aid to states based on risk and geographical location. But Congressman Chris Shays pointed out some of the state's potential targets and said he believes the government?s assessment is flawed.
Fearing the cuts will jeopardize emergency programs and first responders, members of Connecticut?s Congressional delegation have vowed to fight for more funding.
New York state also saw cuts in aid. Their budget was slashed by 40 percent.


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