Best of AP — Honorable Mention


Fees Meant to update 911 system get diverted to other uses

David Klepper, reporter, Albany, New York, for a government accountability story that showed why New York state’s 911 system lags behind other states in modernizing to handle cellphones: Over the past five years, lawmakers have diverted an estimated $400 million, or about 42 percent of the surcharge money raised for the upgrades, to the state’s general fund.

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