Thai Cabinet Backs $2.2 Billion Cash Aid to Boost Economy, Jobs

(Bloomberg) — Thailand’s cabinet backed several stimulus measures worth a combined budget of 70 billion baht ($2.2 billion) to boost consumption and jobs to counter the economic downturn from the Covid-19 outbreak.



a group of people sitting at a table with an umbrella: A visitors wearing a protective masks has her temperature checked at an entrance screening point at Bangsaen Beach in Chonburi, Thailand, on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Thailand said a number of countries, including China and Japan, are interested in discussions about travel bubbles, as the nation considers protocols for the eventual return of foreign tourists. Local tourism has already restarted.


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A visitors wearing a protective masks has her temperature checked at an entrance screening point at Bangsaen Beach in Chonburi, Thailand, on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Thailand said a number of countries, including China and Japan, are interested in discussions about travel bubbles, as the nation considers protocols for the eventual return of foreign tourists. Local tourism has already restarted.

The ministerial meeting also passed a resolution to add three additional holidays this year to encourage domestic travel, as the country’s vital tourism sector has been crushed by the absence of international tourists for months because of the pandemic.

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The latest stimulus plans include cash incentives for welfare cardholders and funds for members of

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Governor backs delay to possible Indiana school funding cuts

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public schools would be assured of full state funding for the rest of this year under a plan announced by the governor Wednesday to sidestep a warning from a top fellow Republican that schools could face a 15% cut if they didn’t hold in-person classes.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said he and GOP legislative leaders would ask the State Board of Education to delay an updated count of student enrollment until at least December — a step that will put off any changes in the state money going to school districts.


Holcomb said that would give assurances to school officials that decisions to hold only online classes to stem the spread of coronavirus infections would not deal a blow to their finances.

“Ideally, we want them in a classroom, but we want them in

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Governor Backs Delay to Possible Indiana School Funding Cuts | Indiana News

By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public schools would be assured of full state funding for the rest of this year under a plan announced by the governor Wednesday to sidestep a warning from a top fellow Republican that schools could face a 15% cut if they didn’t hold in-person classes.

Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said he and GOP legislative leaders would ask the State Board of Education to delay an updated count of student enrollment until at least December — a step that will put off any changes in the state money going to school districts.

Holcomb said that would give assurances to school officials that decisions to hold only online classes to stem the spread of coronavirus infections would not deal a blow to their finances.

“Ideally, we want them in a classroom, but we want them in a safe classroom,” Holcomb said. “If that’s

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North Carolina judge backs education spending plan

A North Carolina judge agreed Tuesday to sign an order that calls for $427 million in additional education spending this year to carry out longstanding court rulings on public school funding.

Superior Court Judge David Lee backed the spending plan developed by the State Board of Education and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s administration, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

The package, which includes teacher pay raises, more funding for at-risk students and expanded early childhood education programs, would need funding from the General Assembly to happen. A judge can’t force lawmakers to spend the money, however.

The judge is in charge of carrying out responses to state Supreme Court rulings during the 1990s and 2000s related to the state constitution’s mandate for public education.

The Supreme Court ruled in the case known as “Leandro” — the name of an original plaintiff — that the state’s children have

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