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A stimulus spending dilemma

Source: timesfreepress. Posted By: Bill 4700 days ago

How best to use Tennessee’s share of federal stimulus money for higher education and unemployment assistance unfortunately has become a matter of debate. Gov. Phil Bredesen rightly wants nearly $500 million in stimulus funds earmarked for higher education to be used to spare pending cuts in programs and faculty and to stave off excessive tuition increases. He also wants to use $141 million, as intended by Washington, to extend state unemployment benefits.

His guidance is sound. Yet he’s getting....

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