First Responder Funds Create Feuds


Millions of dollars in anti-terrorism funding for first responders is stuck at the state level and some cities that have spent money to get equipment and training are complaining to the federal Department of Homeland Security that they need to be reimbursed, according to U.S. News & World Report.

No level of government had a comprehensive plan for spending the money when it was disbursed.

Later this month, the DHS inspector general’s office plans to release a potentially damning audit of how state and local officials have spent first-responder grants.


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