Gosar Lobbies to Restore School Funding

Gosar Lobbies to Restore School Funding
(Payson Roundup, 3/29)

“Rim Country Congressman Paul Gosar has submitted a request to restore the Secure Rural Schools funding to the House Appropriations Committee. […] To make up for the lack of property taxes since much of the land in the county is owned by the Federal Government as National Forest or by the tribes as reservations. […] ‘Secure Rural School payments provide critical funding to more than 775 rural counties and 4,400 schools throughout the country who are faced with unique challenges at no fault of their own,  said Gosar in the press release. […] ‘Failing to take action and fulfill this long-standing obligation will leave counties and schools across the country without important resources they desperately need to serve their populations,’ said Gosar in the release, ‘…rural counties and schools are once again facing the possibility of significant budget shortfalls, including curtailing law enforcement patrols, releasing prisoners from jail and cutting education budgets.’

Full story HERE

Jeff Small