It now seems that almost everyday The Boston Herald or The Boston Globe will run a critical article about Mitt Romney. Today The Herald released a report which argues that Massachusetts is not prepared for a large emergency or disaster. Among the report findings:
-The state’s police and fire departments have lost more than 1,100 employees Sept. 11, 2001
-Just 9 percent of police departments and 18 percent of fire departments have equipment that lets them communicate with federal, state and municipal partners.
-Regional homeland security councils are not addressing the needs of localities, and the state is funding regional projects without adequately assessing usefulness.
I should note that the report was conducted by the Democrat controlled Senate Post Audit and Oversight Committee. The Romney administration accused the committee of politics and trying to affect the governor's race.