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Mo. House Endorses plan for Federal School Money

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) __ The Missouri House has endorsed a
plan to use $189 million of additional federal stimulus money for
public schools.
The House plan would use some of the money to offset shortfalls
in casino tax revenues that were to go to schools. But most of the
additional federal money would be used to offset state revenues
already budgeted for schools this year __ allowing the state money
to be saved and distributed to schools next year.
The House gave the legislation initial approval Tuesday.
House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan Silvey says the plan would
provide a more steady funding stream for schools than one proposed
by Gov. Jay Nixon. That plan would have boosted school funding this
year and cut it next year.

Copyright 2011 Associated Press

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