|The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012|
House Urges Congress to Reauthorize Rural School Timber Receipts Act
|HJR 24 Seeks Continuation of "Lifeline" for Southeast AK's Schools|
Posted: April 11, 2011
(Juneau) - The Alaska House of Representatives today unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools & Communities Self-Determination Act of 2000, which the measure's sponsor says provides a lifeline to the schools across Southeast Alaska.
These payments, which we called timber receipts before the new act, are critical to fund our schools and roads.
House Joint Resolution 24, sponsored by Majority Whip Peggy Wilson, R-Wrangell, asks for the decade-old act to be continued, which stands to taper-off over the next five years, leaving a gap in funding Whip Wilson says would be devastating to the area schools.
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