NYC Won’t Lose Security Funding

New York City is the largest recipient of transit and port security funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In an article on the Christian Science Monitor website, Ron Scherer says the White House has responded to accusations from New York politicians that it planned to drastically cut those funds, stating the opposite is true.

“According to the White House, New York security will actually realize a funding increase of $47 million for 2010,” Scherer writes. “That’s after some $100 million from the stimulus package is added in.”

According to Nick Shapiro, assistant White House press secretary, funding for port and transit security grants in the US will rise 14 percent in 2010, after the stimulus funds are taken into account, and the increase will be even higher for New York, says the article.

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