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Extra Fizz: Race to the Top Money in Jeopardy

By Josh Feit July 1, 2010

Several governors, including Governor Chris "I need $480 million" Gregoire, have their eyes on the feds, hoping for FMAP dollars (medical insurance money that has been voted down three times now). But today, a second pot of money (this bundle for schools), is also in jeopardy.

An amendment to an education bill, proposed by U.S. Rep. Dave Obey (D-WI), would cut $500 million from the Race to the Top grant program—which was potentially worth $250 million a year for Washington state.

Of course, the Race to the Top money was not guaranteed to begin with. Washington state is currently one of several states applying for the education funding.
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