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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First, all students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for federal and state aid. Jan Burns, Houston Chronicle, "Financial aid key step in any education path," 22 Aug. 2019 Typically, the town budget referendum is complete by the end of May. But uncertainty about state funding levels for Educational Cost Sharing grants and other state aid to the town led town officials to hold out on a referendum. Janice Steinhagen,, "Griswold Town Budget Approved," 8 July 2019 Even in countries where populist parties are already in government, such as Poland, those parties have shifted their focus from nationalist and anti-immigration rhetoric to championing generous welfare policies and state aid. Bojan Pancevski, WSJ, "Europe’s Struggling Political Parties Promise a Return to the Pre-Thatcherite Era," 26 June 2019 The problem has been particularly acute in Boston, where most state aid gets redirected to charter schools, forcing the city to pay for almost all of its school department’s expenses, which exceed $1 billion annually. James Vaznis,, "Education advocates see progress on Beacon Hill," 22 July 2019 More than 40 shipyards across 17 states aided in the effort. Allen Kim, CNN, "A new national marine sanctuary in Maryland will protect WWI-era shipwrecks," 8 July 2019 The budget does not increase the rates of the income or sales taxes and includes no reductions in state aid to cities and towns. Christopher Keating,, "Senate approves two-year, $43 billion state budget; Gov. Lamont expected to sign," 5 June 2019 The Baltimore Sun reported that Stronach had used much of the state aid for horse racing to renovate its track in Laurel. Ian Duncan,, "Baltimore withdraws lawsuit aimed at seizing Pimlico racetrack, says talks to begin with owners," 12 June 2019 Nash said, adding that the state not only offers grant incentives to start swap programs, but also provides extra state aid for communities with them. Johanna Seltz,, "At local swap shops, one person’s garden gnome is another’s treasure," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of state aid

1855, in the meaning defined above

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