Texas Gov. Rick Perry will dissolve the state Task Force on Homeland Security, the panel charged with recommending ways to improve security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to an Associated Press story.

Dave Beckwith, a spokesman for the panel's chairman, Lt. Gov.-elect David Dewhurst, said late Thursday that Dewhurst's office was unaware of Perry's decision. The 21-member panel was created in October 2001. Last year it recommended including more money for police training, a statewide terrorist-threat warning system and a plan for mass vaccinations. Perry spokesman Gene Acu

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