This spring, tornadoes in the Midwest and the Southeast plus flooding along the Mississippi River are adding up to major expenses for the federal government, which is asked to provide emergency aid to states and localities.
On Tuesday, a House panel voted to put another $1 billion into a disaster assistance fund — and that may be just the start.
An Emergency Infusion Of Cash, Again
As rescuers continue their search for survivors, a different kind of accounting is going on in Washington.
Doctors regularly implore women over age 50 to take more calcium to reduce their risk of osteoporosis and hip fractures. But they might not need as much as they think. And taking too much calcium can actually cause other health problems.
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Colorado will be one of nine states eligible to compete for $200 million in school grant money this year. This will be the state’s third try competing for so-called Race to the Top funds.