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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Recent Examples on the Web City leaders frequently complain that state aid should carry more of the financial load. Don Stacom,, "Racial justice group in New Britain stages rally to demand better funding for education," 21 Dec. 2020 Officials said sections on state aid -- where the EU wants the U.K.’s subsidy control policy to be set out in the treaty and for it to be overseen by an independent regulator -- are almost complete. Ian Wishart,, "U.K., EU on Course to Strike Trade Deal Despite Public Tensions," 20 Nov. 2020 In all, 297 of the state's 406 districts will see an increase in state aid totaling nearly $190 million; 119 will see a decline totaling more than $23 million. Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin public school enrollments drop in first count since COVID-19, adding to budget challenges," 15 Oct. 2020 The Apple case was the largest in a series of decisions that used the EU’s laws against selective state aid to companies to annul preferential tax deals struck by multinational corporations, notably in Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Valentina Pop, WSJ, "Apple Faces Prolonged $15 Billion Tax Battle as EU Appeals," 25 Sep. 2020 Democratic legislative leaders to the New York Congressional delegation imploring them to ensure state aid is included in any COVID-19 relief package Congress passes in the coming days. Steve Bittenbender, Washington Examiner, "Cuomo: Recession likely if federal government doesn't help states, cities fill budget gaps," 10 Dec. 2020 The latest: The clock is ticking, but thorny issues like fishing rights and state aid continue to stand in the way of an agreement. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "This trade data is good news," 7 Dec. 2020 Another senior diplomat said Monday that differences remain on fisheries, rules about state aid to industries, and which body will enforce the deal — a summary that could easily have described most of the entire last year of negotiations. Washington Post, "Brexit negotiators ‘very gloomy’ over trade deal, with talks on ‘knife’s edge.’ Again.," 7 Dec. 2020 Nobody disputes that there are genuine differences between the two sides, ranging from state aid to fishing rights. New York Times, "In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of state aid

1855, in the meaning defined above

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“State aid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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