Codey calls New Jersey homeland security cuts a 'slap in the face'

(12/08/04) JERSEY CITY While speaking from the Jersey City Emergency Operations Center Wednesday, Acting Governor Dick Codey (D-NJ) pledged to keep fighting for New Jersey homeland security resources.

State officials learned last week that the federal government was cutting New Jerseys homeland security funding by 60 percent. Codey called the cuts a slap in the face. The acting governor also said the act will not be tolerated.

According to Codey, the fund reduction will postpone the purchase of materials necessary to keep people safe in the event of an attack. He also believes the cuts will result in less training for police officers.

Codey plans on sending three representatives to Washington D.C.to find out more about the budget slash.

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