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aid from states to local units up 58% in five years, US says

State aid to local governments jumped 58 percent over five years, with education claiming the biggest share of these funds, the Census Bureau reported Tuesday.

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On average, the 50 state governments sent municipalities $416 in aid per resident, according to the new report compiled from the 1982 Census of Governments. But these payments varied sharply from state to state. They ranged from a high of $2,144 per resident in Alaska to only $30 per capita in Hawaii. Education was the biggest gainer from state aid, receiving 63.2 percent of this assistance.

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