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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Bridgeport is searching for a body camera vendor and is seeking state aid to pay for the devices, said Av Harris, an adviser to Mayor Joe Ganim. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Council Greenlights Purchase Of Body-Worn Cameras For Police," 29 June 2018 Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said Tuesday that Dublin had fully recovered €14.3 billion in alleged state aid, plus interest, from Apple. Emre Peker, WSJ, "McDonald’s Avoids Fines as Europe Rules Its Tax Deal Is Legal," 19 Sep. 2018 Besides setting appropriations for specific areas — the state’s Medicaid program, the State Police, housing for homeless families, and state aid to local schools, for example — each budget also includes policy sections that would change state law. Joshua Miller And Matt Stout,, "Mass. Legislature could strengthen Charlie Baker’s hand with budget delay," 12 July 2018 And in Georgia, political pressure forced leaders to fully fund the state aid formula for the first time in years. Robert Gebeloff, New York Times, "The Numbers That Explain Why Teachers Are in Revolt," 4 June 2018 These departures may undermine public confidence just when leaders of the financially strapped agency, whose sales tax receipts and state aid have fallen, are talking about a possible a ballot bid for more tax support. Grant Segall,, "RTA consults with prosecutor's office as it investigates departed board chair (photos)," 30 Mar. 2018 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

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1855, in the meaning defined above

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