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Eight States Procrastinate as Stimulus Deadline Nears

By Michele McNeil — June 29, 2009 1 min read

The clock is ticking toward the July 1 deadline for states to submit their applications for the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund—the $48.6 billion pie that’s meant to prop up states’ K-12 education budgets. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is scheduled to hold a conference call with media tomorrow to talk about this (and some higher ed stuff as well.)

As of today, the Education Department has approved 37 applications (including District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), with seven still pending. So which eight states are dragging their feet, using every last hour of their time?

• Kentucky
• Louisiana
• Missouri
• Montana
• Oklahoma
• Texas
• Vermont
• Wyoming

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