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Cities, Towns Spar Over Security Dollars

A long-simmering conflict in Congress between rural and urban lawmakers over homeland security money is coming to a head as new legislation seeks to shift money to cities more likely to be struck by terror attacks. Homeland Security officials have said publicly they want to redirect billions of dollars in grants to states and cities, following two years of complaints that less populated areas receive gifts of anti-terror cash they don’t need, while major cities like New York argue they haven’t gotten nearly enough. But many of the big city advocates question how serious Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is about changing the current system. Full Story

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