Codey fears Kerik withdrawal will negatively impact New Jersey's security
(12/13/04) TRENTON Acting Governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) is planning his next move to secure additional homeland security funding in the wake of Bernard Keriks abrupt nomination withdrawal.
Codey was hoping Kerik, a Franklin Lakes resident, would be able to bring a New Jersey perspective to the Office of Homeland Security. The acting governor and other leaders were shocked and upset when they learned the federal government was significantly cutting the states homeland security money.
In addition to Codey, gubernatorial candidate Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) also voiced his safety concerns during a speech Monday. He says he will do everything in the world to keep New Jersey safe.
Acting Governor Codey is attempting to meet with President Bush about the issue of homeland security.
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