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Newark Uses Federal Anti-terrorism Money to Buy Garbage Trucks
(Trenton, March 15, 2005) — Republicans are trashing Newark for using homeland security money to buy ten new air conditioned garbage trucks.

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Angry GOP lawmakers are calling it a misuse of money and have asked New Jersey's Democratic Senators Jon Corzine and Frank Lautenberg to denounce the practice.

A Newark city spokeswoman says the trucks have special features that would make them useful in a disaster.

The nation's Homeland Security says the money shouldn't have been used to buy trash trucks and the city might have to return the cash.

The trucks costs $1.7 million. But the spokeswoman isn't saying how much of that came from Homeland Security and from the city budget.

Acting Governor Codey and the state's congressmen have criticized the Homeland Security funding formula, saying it short changes the Garden State relative to the risk of terrorist threats.

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MSP75";p="59749 said:
Even the trash disposal guys are forming response teams. The government must be hiding something from us. 8-[
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Bwhahahahahaha...........

Careful, NEMLEC may get wind of more Federal money being wasted and have to copy Newark.
 

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I wonder who the genius is who thought they could slide this one by the Department of Homeland Security. Garbage trucks? Thats a bit of a stretch... :roll:
 
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