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Perry formally applies for $4B in stimulus money for education

Source: Posted By: Valerie M...4134 days ago

On the last day to do so, Gov. Rick Perry formally applied Wednesday for $4 billion in federal stimulus money to fill gaps and boost state education needs.

In total, Texas is in line to receive about $16 billion in federal money over the next year that Perry and other Republican governors have criticized as Washington-style free spending. The funding is designed to spur jobs and soften the economic downturn, especially in transportation, education and health.

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