Rx FOR URBAN ILLS

Rx FOR URBAN ILLS

Financially strapped cities can expect a dose of comfort this summer. Congress approved a $1.1 billion urban-aid bill initially developed as an emergency appropriation package after the Los Angeles riots. Much of the funding will go to two agencies that provided disaster relief in L.A., but $500 million has been set aside for 360,000 summer jobs for youths in 75 cities. An additional urban-assistance program is likely to follow.

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