Border Security Drawing Attention at Governors Conference

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Governor Rick Perry today will host his counterparts from both sides of the border with Mexico in sessions that could focus on crime.

The Border Governors Conference -- through Friday in Austin -- is expected to include discussions about border security.

Perry says more federal money needs to flow into US/Mexico border security.

The governors of California, New Mexico and Arizona are expected to join Perry. Also invited are the governors of the Mexican border states -- of Sonora, Baja, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.

The governors also are expected to discuss assorted economic issues, such as agriculture, technology exchanges, oil and gas production and electricity.

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