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Guest Commentary


December 5, 2019

Stephen Prysunka

I would like to update the community on my recent trip to Washington DC. It was an excellent opportunity to represent the needs and concerns of our community as well as highlight the challenges we share with all rural communities across America.

I was asked to testify in front of the Senate Resource Committee about the importance of the Secure Rural Schools Program (SRS) and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) programs. Combined these programs bring in well over a million dollars of increased funding to our community each year. Much of these funds are used for the operations of the schools...

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