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STIM: Florida Seeks Stim Exemption

Stimulus Let the begging and wheedling begin! The stimulus bill isn't wasn't even signed into law yet when Florida politicians began petitioning the Obama administration for a hardship exemption from the Stim's maintenance of effort requirements (Crist, Nelson and Martinez beg for relief by Mark Matthews).  States are required to maintain their 2006 funding levels.  Florida has apparently already cut $600 million in education spending, which would make it ineligible for the state fiscal stabilization funding.  For more details see here.


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