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ERIC Number: EJ837788
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr-1
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Stimulus Patching Budgets: Local Officials Crying Foul as Governors Grab for Aid
McNell, Michele
Education Week, v28 n27 p1, 24 Apr 2009
Desperate for cash to fill growing budget deficits, state governments are starting to tangle with federal and local officials over a $39.8 billion pot of economic-stimulus money that was designed to prop up the budgets of local school districts, but is increasingly being eyed as a patch for states' own financial woes. Vague language and loopholes in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act--the stimulus package signed into law in February by President Barack Obama--are sparking questions about how much discretion states have over education stimulus funding. Mayors and school boards in a number of states fear being shortchanged by revenue-hungry governors and legislatures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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