By DAMON LAWRENCE
Roane County Commissioner Ron Berry was taken aback when two U.S. Department of Homeland Security grant resolutions appeared on the budget committee agenda in December.
“Obviously, Homeland Security has more money than they know what to do with,” he said.
Homeland Security had a budget of $55.3 billion for fiscal year 2010.
Despite a recession and a huge federal deficit, the agency wants even more money for fiscal year 2011, unveiling a budget request of $56.3 billion earlier this year.