Missouri’s Homeland Security Director Tim Daniel says costs associated with protecting the state fom possible terrorist attacks are not that great. In fact, those costs are surprisingly low. Daniel puts the price tag on the added security in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks at about $700,000 – most of that in the form of overtime for law enforcement. Daniel says he’ll compile the actual costs by the end of January and give those numbers to Governor Bob Holden, the Legislature, and to National Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge. Daniel says a large dose of federal funds is not needed – at least for now.
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