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Legislative Report Addresses Jet Purchase
What are federally approved uses for Homeland Security funds?


July 03, 2004

Anchorage, Alaska - The State Legislative Research Department issued a report this week that addresses the recent proposal by Governor Frank Murkowski to purchase a jet with federal homeland security funds. The report, prepared at the request of Representative Les Gara (D-Anchorage), outlines federal funding source guidelines for how these funds may be used.

"The report gives us information so we can have an informed discussion about how to protect Alaskan communities," said Representative Gara. "An informed discussion may result in ideas no one has thought of for use of these security funds."

The report advises in relevant part that the funds may be used on a broad array of matters that include "homeland security and emergency operations planning" and the purchase of specialized equipment to help the state and local agencies "prevent, respond to, and mitigate incidents of terrorism."


State Legislative Research Department Report


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