Tester wants more transparency on border upgrades

 

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KALISPELL (AP)

Montana Sen. Jon Tester has sent a letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano asking for more transparency about the millions of dollars projected to be spent in Montana upgrading security checkpoints along the Canadian border. The Democrat sent the letter last week following questions on how $720 million in President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan was being spent on border upgrades around the nation. That includes $77 million to rebuild or repair five Montana ports of entry, with $15 million for the sleepy Whitetail border crossing that a government priori...



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