06 November 2008

Elections: Money for Higher Ed

Election news turned up the below list of successes for higher ed funding. A fair number involve gambling. The Chronicle is tracking a much fuller list of referenda, noting what voters have rejected, too.

Arkansas voters approved a lottery to support college scholarships.

California voters authorized bonds for children's hospitals, including facilities operated by the University of California.

Colorado voters increased hours of and maximum bets in casinos, with most of the resulting dollars going to community colleges.

Maryland voters OK'd slot machines with a portion of the revenues going to capital projects at higher ed institutions.

Missouri voters increased the percentage of casino revenues reserved for higher ed.

Montana voters renewed their property tax, which will include monies for higher ed.

New Mexico voters authorized bonds for construction projects for higher ed.

© 2008 Mary Bold, PhD, CFLE. Email contact: bold[AT]marybold.com. The content of this blog or related web sites created by Mary Bold (www.marybold.com, www.boldproductions.com, College Intern Blog) is not under any circumstances to be regarded as legal or professional advice. Bold is the co-author of Reflections: Preparing for your Practicum or Internship, geared to college interns in the child, education, and family fields. She is a consultant and speaker on assessment, distance learning, and technology.

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