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NICE JOB, PATAKI

NICE JOB, PATAKI After 9/11, the Federal Emergency Management Agency pledged $418 million to bankroll projects that helped New York City prepare for a possible terrorist attack.But, according to the New York Times, "in the 16 months since the attack that destroyed the World Trade Center, (Gov. George Pataki's admnistration) has not submitted a single project for FEMA to review, even though it has received scores of proposals from state, city and private agencies desperate to do everything from reinforcing bridges to shoring up bioterrorism efforts at local hospitals."Both New York State and New York City are facing colossal budget deficits this year. Mayor Mike Bloomberg has been counting on $200 million of that FEMA money to help close the City's budget gap, the Times says.

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