K-12 Funds Caught Up in Federal Budget Drama
Cash-strapped states and school districts wondering whether they will see an increase in federal funding this year will likely have to wait a week or more for Congress to complete action on a spending plan for fiscal 2011, which began Oct. 1.
Lawmakers had left Washington for the November midterm elections without completing a number of budget bills, including the one that finances the U.S. Department of Education. Instead, they approved a stop-gap measure, known as a continuing resolution, that financed all programs at fiscal 2010 levels until Dec. 3.
As of late last week, Congress had not yet reached agreement on a new spending bill. In the hope of keeping the government running, the House of Representatives last week passed another bill extending funding for most programs for another two weeks, until Dec. 18. The Senate approved a similar...
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