School technology initiatives and other education programs are among the possible beneficiaries of $20 billion in state aid included in the $330 billion tax-cut legislation passed by Congress May 23.

Though education lobbyists say the latest federal aid is "nothing to scoff at," they note it doesn't come close to filling an estimated $75 billion in state budget shortfalls projected for the 2004 fiscal year.

The state aid was included in a package of new tax cuts for families, investors, and businesses signed into law by President Bush


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