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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 31, 2005

EDUCATION INCREASES BY STATE, FY 2003-2005

These numbers compare Illinois to other states, on the basis of percentage increase from FY 2003 to FY 2005.  Illinois was #1 in the Midwest in increasing education funding from FY 2003 to FY 2005.  Source: National Conference of State Legislatures.

Rank

State

Percentage Increase

  1
Vermont
48.06%
2
Arkansas
23.04%
3
Arizona
20.00%
4
New Jersey
19.78%
5
Nevada
19.36%
6
Virginia
19.06%
7
California
18.30%
8
Maryland
16.29%
9
Florida
13.73%
10
Hawaii
13.56%
11
Illinois
13.00%
12
Pennsylvania
12.49%
13
Wyoming
12.39%
14
Mississippi
11.65%
15
Delaware
11.44%
16
Alaska
10.92%
17
Kansas
10.54%
18
New Mexico
10.42%
19
Tennessee
9.78%
20
Colorado
9.52%
21
Utah
9.21%
22
Minnesota
8.63%
23
Oregon
8.36%
24
North Carolina
8.30%
25
Alabama
7.98%
26
Indiana
7.50%
27
Oklahoma
6.13%
28
New York
6.12%
29
South Dakota
6.09%
30
North Dakota
5.67%
31
Rhode Island
5.51%
32
Connecticut
5.22%
33
Ohio
5.18%
34
Iowa
4.68%
35
South Carolina
4.62%
36
Idaho
3.88%
37
Washington
3.77%
38
Missouri
3.69%
39
West Virginia
3.61%
40
Maine
3.50%
41
Louisiana
2.43%
42
Wisconsin
2.17%
43
Michigan
-1.74%
44
Montana
-1.96%
45
Georgia
-2.03%
46
Nebraska
-2.04%
47
Massachusetts
-2.31%
48
Texas
-5.32%
49
New Hampshire
-10.82%
 
Kentucky
(N/A)


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