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State may have to pay back education stimulus funds

4 years ago April 04, 2011 Apr 4, 2011 Monday, April 04 2011 Monday, April 04, 2011 4:49:37 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Mike Steele

BATON ROUGE- A state audit questions $296 million in federal funds received by the state. 

$285 million involves federal stimulus money for higher education.

According to the audit, the state spent the money on higher education without meeting a key component.  The feds required that states fund higher on a 2006 level before using the money from Washington.

The Jindal Administration does not expect any problems. 

A spokesperson says the administration worked with the U.S. Department of Education throughout this process. 

They say Louisiana is one of about a dozen states asking for the waiver.

 

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