More $23B: Write You A Letter

Education funding still a sticking point on the war supplemental debate on the Hill.

Quick recap: The substance of this is complicated but not all that exciting:  Concerns about the deficit, concerns about the actual size of the problem (like the oil spill it’s hard to get good numbers on the teacher spill), concerns about whether the money would actually go to to layoffs because of how it would be allocated and also loopholes in the language allowing for states to divert it, and concerns that absent language address “last in – first out” or LIFO policies this money could actually make problems worse.

What’s more interesting is the politics surrounding this within the administration and also around what it portends for the administration’s agenda on the Hill even accounting for Rep. Obey’s impending departure.  Keep an eye on all that.

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