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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sounds stimulating

Posted By on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 6:03 AM

Though some had carped about school spending in the stimulus package, Gov. Mike Beebe brought news last night that seems hard to quarrel with -- Arkansas's share can be spent on school construction projects. Bricks, mortar, infrastructure. OK, all?

PS -- I should have made clear originally that this spending is for deferred maintenance and energy retrofitting, not new construction, but it's construction work of significant degree and goes to the state's school infrastructure. The spending even could allow some budgetary manuevering that could go toward at least a partial paydown on the bind facing teachers on health insurance.

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