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Local School Superintendents Awaiting House Vote

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Sonora and Angels Camp, CA — Tuolumne and Calaveras County School Superintendents Joe Silva and John Brophy respectively are anxiously awaiting the House of Representatives Friday vote on the revised $700 billion economic package.

According to Silva and Third District Congressman Dan Lungren the Secure Rural School and Community Self Determination Act is now included in the package after being dropped a week ago by Democrat Charles Rangel of New York. Not only that Silva adds that the package calls for a four year extension of the Act.

Passage of the Act would mean $2.6 million for Tuolumne County: $1.1 million for schools, $1.1 million for roads and $400,000 for the Resource Advisory Committee. Calaveras County would net $350,000 with $150,000 earmarked for schools, $150,000 for roads and $50,000 for the Resource Advisory Committee.

The revised economic package breezed through the Senate Wednesday by a vote of 74-25.

Written by Bill Johnson

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