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States delay spending first-responder funds

States and localities have been slow to spend federal funding earmarked for police, firefighters and other emergency first responders, according to a report released Thursday by federal investigators. But in many cases, the federal government’s failure to provide spending guidelines contributed to the delays, the report concluded. The report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general — who serves as the agency’s watchdog — described bureaucratic logjams over the money at every level of government. The report comes in the wake of complaints over the holdup of funding for tools to protect the public against terrorist attacks. Full Story

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