U.S. Treasury threatens to claw back Arizona funds over anti-masking school grants

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By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury on Friday said it told Arizona officials the state’s proposed COVID-19 education assistance programs targeted at schools without mask mandates violate usage rules for federal aid money to state and local governments, and the department may claw back funding. In a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s office, the Treasury said that two programs, including a $163 million grant program https://azgovernor.gov/governor/news/2021/08/governor-ducey-announces-163-million-increase-pupil-funding-schools for schools that follow state laws banning…

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