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House proposes additional $75 million for domestic security

The Florida House has proposed spending an extra $75 million on the state’s security infrastructure next year, with the largest portion going to fix up National Guard armories. If the proposal goes through, it would mark the first time the state spent money that wasn’t matched by the federal government on homeland security needs, said Rep. Bruce Kyle, R-Fort Myers, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. The proposal would send $35 million to repair armories. Half of Florida’s 58 armories are more than 40 years old, said Maj. Gen. Douglas Burnett, commander of the Florida National Guard. Full Story

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