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Easley Asking For $30 Million To Fund State Terrorism Task Force

Posted November 1, 2001 7:42 a.m. EST

— Gov. Mike Easley says North Carolina must take immediate steps to protect its residents from terrorism.

Easley is seeking the permission of state lawmakers to tap up to $30 million in the state's savings account. The money would fund the state's terrorism task force, which will work to improve the emergency response in case of an attack.

"I want the people to be secure in the knowledge that we are prepared to respond in this state if something were to happen in their community," Easley says.

Easley says federal funds would eventually replace the money spent responding to an emergency.