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New dedicated funding will enable full implementation of integrated emergency radio system.

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced a $6.5 million initiative to improve emergency radio communications between local, state, and federal first responders. New dedicated funding in Virginia’s 2018–2020 biennial budget will support the full implementation of the Commonwealth Link to Interoperable Communications (COMLINC), a technology that allows radio systems to talk to one another during an emergency.
RICHMOND: Governor Ralph Northam today awarded $6 million in School Security Equipment Grants to help protect students and teachers in 340 schools in 70 school divisions. The grants will pay for video monitoring systems, voice and video internal communications systems, mass notification systems, visitor-identification systems, access control systems, two-way radios, security vestibules, and other security upgrades.
"This Chamber is unapologetically pro-business," said Bryan K. Stephens, President and CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber, as he delivered opening remarks to those in attendance. Stephens thanked the legislators for their hard work and all they do in representing constituents and citizens of Hampton Roads as well as the Commonwealth.
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