Pataki says federal aid for blackout just not enough

Governor Pataki (R-NY) says more needs to be done to prevent another blackout.

The cost of the Blackout of 2003 in Westchester has reached almost $500,000 and it is still unclear how much help the county will receive from the federal government. President Bush recently announced that New York State will receive $5 million to cover the cost of the blackout, but how it will be dispersed is not yet known.

While Governor Pataki says he is grateful for the funding, he says more needs to be done to protect New York when there is a failure of national policy. The governor also lashed out at State Attorney General Elliot Spitzer for criticizing him over the blackout.

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