Ridge wants aid targeted to threatened sites

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Homeland security secretary Tom Ridge is asking Congress to focus federal anti-terrorism aid on the areas most at risk. Ridge yesterday criticized a federal law that allocates money to states and localities on a per capita basis. Places like New York City and Washington, D.C., argue that the formula shortchanges them. Under a revised law, the Washington Post reports, New York received $1.38 per person and California $1.33; Wyoming got $9.78 per capita. Ridge called the traditional distribution formula one in which "everybody got a little bit and none of it would make a . . .

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