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State Anti-Terror Funding to Take Cut

DECEMBER 21, 2004 - Posted at 8:36 a.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Cities thought to be at a greater risk of a terror attack are to get greater federal funding, and result of the policy change will be that Arkansas gets less anti-terror money.

Arkansas police and other agencies that would be the first to respond to a terror attack are to sustain a 26 percent cut in federal funds under the new formula.

Arkansas is to get $21.6 million in anti-terror funding this fiscal year for first responders.  That is compared to $29 million last fiscal year.

State officials say they are still evaluating the effects the cuts will have.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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