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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Today, Act 10 is mostly thought of as an anti-labor bill, but the law also slashed state aid to schools, while subsequent budgets contained cuts that went even deeper. Valerie Strauss, Washington Post, "A new public education movement is emerging in Wisconsin, a rebuke to Gov. Walker’s war on labor and school privatization," 3 July 2018 Last fall, Bronin threatened to file for bankruptcy, saying the city would be unable to pay its bills without additional state aid. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin Releases Spending Plan Amid State Scrutiny," 16 Apr. 2018 The fund was set up in 2010 to oversee three recapitalizations to the sector completed with the help of state aid and still holds stakes in Greek banks. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Greece’s Eurobank to Acquire Grivalia Properties," 26 Nov. 2018 To use it, state officials would have to show that the extra tax dollars generated by the new economic activity would at least equal the amount of state aid spent for infrastructure work. Jon Chesto,, "Lawmakers take ax to Baker’s new $100M job-creation proposal," 14 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of state aid

1855, in the meaning defined above

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