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NYC to join Seattle, Portland in suit over federal funding

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: in The Statue of Liberty stands in the foreground as Lower Manhattan is viewed at dusk, September 8, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say it will join Seattle and Portland, Oregon, in filing a lawsuit over President Donald’s Trump’s threatened withdrawal of federal funds from cities that permit “anarchy.” New York City Corporation Counsel Jim Johnson says the cities will file a complaint Thursday in Seattle over the so-called “anarchist jurisdiction” designation. The Justice Department last month identified the cities as three that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.” Johnson says as much as $12 billion in federal funding could be at stake.


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