Emergency Radios

CAPITOL HILL (AP) -- The government has announced it will distribute one (b) billion dollars to cities and states to fix radio communications problems that still affect police and fire departments well after the Nine-Eleven terror attacks.

The biggest state recipient is California, which got 94 (m) million dollars. Texas is second and New York is third.

New York Congressman Peter King says New York city received nearly 35 (m) million dollars, about 13 (m) million more than the Los Angeles-Long Beach area.

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is also expected to announce today a separate series of grants to cities considered at high risk of terror attacks.


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