From Forrester's column:
Pennsylvania has received some $388 million in federal Homeland Security funding over the past five years. But there are questions as to whether that spending really has made us safer.Forrester also points out that the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) failed miserably in responding to a February 2007 snowstorm in a corner of the state. Imagine how PEMA would respond to a terrorist attack.
An audit of security spending, conducted by the state joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, found emergency response programs in Pennsylvania are a disaster waiting to happen.
Read the full column at the newspaper's Web site.