Sunday, October 19, 2008

States Roll Dice on New Funding

This from Education Week:

Gambling Linked to School Aid
in Fresh Wave of Ballot Measures
Amid tight budgets and shrinking revenue, states are wagering that voters in next month’s elections will agree to expand state-sanctioned gambling in exchange for increased school aid.
Initiatives on six state ballots Nov. 4 (Ohio, Colorado, Maryland, Missouri, Oregon and Arkansas) involve gambling revenue intended to raise money for everything from community college funding and college scholarships to general K-12 operating aid...

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