Midwest Bond-Watch

Shields, Yvette; Carvlin, Elizabeth
October 2004
Bond Buyer;10/13/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31988, p31
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The article presents some financial updates related to the U.S. as of October 13, 2004. One of the updates says that governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich had recently signed a bill that creates a grant program to help fast-growing school districts. The $10 million grant program was included in the governor's education budget that provided an additional $389 million for education funding overall in fiscal 2005. Chicago Public Schools chief Arne Duncan and a handful of suburban and downstate school district have called on state lawmakers to approve $500 million for the school construction capital grant program during their fall veto session next month.


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