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Idaho governor restores $99 million in education funding
Posted at 1:40 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 15:40:14-04

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho Gov. Brad Little is restoring $99 million in K-12 education funding he cut earlier this year amid budget shortfall concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Republican governor also said Friday that another $50 million will be made available to parents so they're less likely to leave the workforce while their children learn at home. The program will provide up to $1,500 per child with a maximum of $3,500 per family. Many students are learning at home as school districts try to avoid spreading the virus.

Johns Hopkins University says Idaho has nearly 35,000 infections and just over 400 deaths through Thursday.