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Bush to 'Unstick' Homeland Security Funds for Cities

President Bush on Friday promised mayors he would work to free billions of dollars promised to cash-strapped cities and towns for counter-terrorism measures but which they say has become “stuck” further up the food chain. “I understand sometimes it gets stuck not in Washington, but it gets stuck at the state level,” Bush told a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors to loud cheers. “I appreciate that recognition of the problem, so we will work with the mayors to make sure it gets unstuck,” Bush said, adding that he would raise the issue with governors when they had their annual meeting in Washington next month. “I’m not interested in pointing fingers. I’m interested in making the system work better,” Bush added. A spokeswoman for the National Governors Association was not immediately available to comment. Full Story

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