A friend of mine works in the OEMS and has been to several "emergency" budget meetings in Richmond and insists that ALL funding for STARS has been cut. Which means that any areas w/o STARS will stay w/o STARS. Does this mean they will have to bring back up the VHF patches which may have been taken down to allow non-STARS units from other areas to communticate? What about units with STARS going to other areas? Funny how they threw money at the system to make it work and now all of a sudden the money is gone.