TX: Gov. Perry asks lawmakers for $134 million for border security

Texas: Gov. Rick Perry will ask lawmakers for another $110 million for border security operations and an additional $24 million to fight transnational gangs.”Putting more boots on the ground is the best way to drop the hammer on these criminal activities,” he said.

Some people questioned the conclusions of the report from the Border Security Council which Perry released at the same time.


CA: Governor merges Office of Emergency Services and Office of Homeland Security

California: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a package of legislation that will strengthen the state’s ability to respond to emergencies and natural disasters. These include a bill that merges the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) and Office of Homeland Security (OHS) into the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).

Tip from: San Francisco Bay Area Infragard Chapter, News & Events Blog