state aid


Definition of state aid

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

Examples of state aid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ultimately, the Legislature increased state aid to education and devised funding formulas aimed at reducing disparities between districts. Elaine Ayala,, "Half a century later, the Chicano student strikes still reverberate," 5 Nov. 2019 In the months after Hurricane Maria destroyed her home in Puerto Rico, Ashlyn Gonzales moved to Connecticut, where federal and state aid helped her and her longtime partner avoid homelessness. Chris Ehrmann,, "Housing aid for Puerto Rican evacuees close to running out," 9 Sep. 2019 Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington said federal and state aid will be crucial to help the town of about 42,000 clean up and rebuild after the record-breaking flooding. Washington Post, "Pine Bluff officials: Flood won’t sink Arkansas city’s hopes," 4 June 2019 But, Hurley says, state aid now makes up only 23% of the revenue for all the state's public universities. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, "Falling credit hours at state universities lead to uncertain futures," 30 May 2018 Whether that will change if Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposed state aid to schools for wraparound services makes it into the final state budget is still unclear. Patrick O'donnell,, "Wraparound services are focus of county’s contribution to Say Yes to Education," 6 July 2019 The budget would add 270 to 300 more pre-K seats to the 1,080 that are already funded and provide additional state aid to municipalities for public schools. Jennifer Mcdermott,, "Rhode Island House passes nearly $10 billion budget," 22 June 2019 The state Supreme Court said no state aid could go toward sectarian education. Louise Radnofsky, WSJ, "Supreme Court to Review Trump Effort to Cancel DACA," 28 June 2019 The additional state aid was designed to keep the symphony afloat until a more permanent solution could be devised. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Bargaining session between Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, musicians ends without an agreement," 10 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of state aid

1855, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“State aid.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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