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Dahle Trying To Save Rural Schools Act

Nevada County’s State Assemblyman is trying to keep federal funding for rural schools, but that money also seriously affects fire prevention. Brian Dahle has introduced legislation in Sacramento, calling on lawmakers in Washington to resurrect the Secure Rural Schools Act…

Listen to Brian Dahle

The act was originally passed years ago to provide timber tax money to go to education, but was scheduled to sunset, with the final money coming in this year. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County actually sees part of that money, and Executive Director Joanne Drummond says the funding is critical for their operation…

Listen to Joanne Drummond

Dahle’s legislation is just an advisory measure, but rural counties in several states are in need of the moey that the Secure Rural Schools Act provides.

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