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Gov. announces budget plans to enhance campus security

Associated Press - December 11, 2007 6:55 PM ET

SEATTLE (AP) - Gov. Chris Gregoire says she will ask the Legislature for $14.3 million to improve safety on the state's college and university campuses.

In a news conference Tuesday at the University of Washington, Gregoire said every campus needs money to review its emergency plans and improve instant warning systems.

The governor says she won't be asking for many other new budget items for higher education when the Legislature meets early next year. But the governor says campus security improvements can't wait until the next time lawmakers consider the state's biennial budget in 2009.

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