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Texas Projects Named ‘Wasteful Spending’ of U.S. Grant Money

Posted on 12/6/2012 by with 0 comments

Two expenditures —a $24,000 latrine on wheels in Fort Worth and two $30,000 Camaros in Kleberg County — cited in a report on “misguided and wasteful spending” in the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s terror-prevention grant program, were purchased using money from sources other than those cited in the report, said a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The DPS, which includes Texas’ homeland security agency, said that the national report —“Safety at Any Price: Assessing the impact of Homeland Security spending in U.S. cities” by Sen. Tom Coburn — is misleading in saying that the Urban Area Security Initiative paid for those items.


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