state aid


Definition of state aid 

: public monies appropriated by a state government for the partial support or improvement of a public local institution

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When state aid, federal aid and water and sewer payments are added to the county's general fund, the total county budget is $3.5 billion. Pamela Wood,, "How will Baltimore County spend $3.5B? Kamenetz will unveil his budget Thursday.," 12 Apr. 2018 The two entertainment companies plan to establish a combined 450 jobs in Stamford in finance and operations, production, post-production and other areas in exchange for $9 million in state aid. Stephen Singer,, "In Pursuit Of NYC Businesses, 5 Fairfield County Towns Go Their Own Way," 13 July 2018 Of course, the UK’s approach to the negotiations has only fueled those insecurities given the demands from across the political spectrum to diverge from EU rules, whether on financial services or state aid. Simon Nixon, WSJ, "Britain’s Brexit Dilemma: Should It Compromise, or Confront the EU?," 4 July 2018 The new budget includes a $1 million contingency to cover any reductions in state aid. Bill Leukhardt, Courant Community, "No Tax Hike In Southington Next Fiscal Year," 31 May 2018 Interim president John Engler has long said the costs will be covered by tuition and state aid. Gina Kaufman, USA TODAY, "Michigan State to pay Larry Nassar victims $500 million in settlements," 16 May 2018 For example, local taxpayers funded about 43 percent of Klein ISD's budget in 2014, while the state aid accounted for 57 percent. Shelby Webb, Houston Chronicle, "Klein ISD may consider mass job cuts after voters reject tax hike," 18 June 2018 Census data shows that while reductions in state aid were universal during the recession, many blue states — which tend to be wealthier to begin with — still experienced local revenue growth that somewhat mitigated the losses. Robert Gebeloff, New York Times, "The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt," 4 June 2018 Serra, running for a 14th term in the legislature, said his experience and relationships have helped Middletown maintain state aid that keeps local taxes down and protects critical city services. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Middletown Parties Endorse Candidates For 33rd And 100th Districts," 25 May 2018

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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