A $6.4 billion school modernization bill passed by the House this week requires 100% of its funds to go to green projects. The legislation will fund repairs to schools along the Gulf Coast damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Under the bill, states could make grants and low-interest loans to school districts with plans to modernize and repair facilities. Supporters of the legislation say it would create hundreds of thousands of jobs. Opponents say the cost is too high and the government overly involved.
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