New York to Get $26M to Pay for Trump Security Costs

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Heavy security presence outside Trump Tower. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

New York state is getting nearly $26 million in federal funds to reimburse law enforcement agencies for costs associated with guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced the grants Wednesday. She says the money covers costs incurred during the 2½ months between Election Day and the Republican president’s Inauguration Day.

Lowey is a Democrat and a ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee.

The New York Police Department is getting $18.9 million. The Suffolk County Police Department is getting $7 million.

NYPD commissioner James O’Neill had written to New York’s congressional delegation seeking the reimbursement. The original estimate had been lowered from $35 million to $24 million.

Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says his city’s taxpayers are getting back part of what they’re owed.