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July 4, 2020

What California’s Budget Deal Means For K-12 Schools

California’s new budget provides enough funding for schools to pivot to hybrid learning when they reopen this fall. But school officials fear Sacramento’s decision to delay cuts could throw districts into the fiscal abyss later.

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As An Overhaul Of California’s Mental Health Spending Gets Shelved, One Mother Pushes For Reform

Plans to reform a major California mental health fund were deferred in the newly finalized budget. Advocates have criticized the state for failing to oversee the money. Now some groups want to see it spent on treatment during the COVID-19 crisis.

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States Prepare To Spend Millions To Address Flooding

July 6, 2020

States including Virginia and Texas have set aside significant money to address flooding. Local officials hope it will help pay for flood prevention projects that the federal government won't fund.

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Britain Announces A $2 Billion Rescue Package For The Arts

July 6, 2020

The package, announced Sunday, includes grants and loans that theaters, museums, live music venues and others can use to pay salaries and maintenance costs as they try to survive during the pandemic.