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Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities Senate Hearings Mentioned by Skip Brandt in tonight's Committee Meeting

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March 19, 2013


Keeping the Commitment to Rural Communities

Options for reauthorizing and reforming the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and Payments in Lieu of Taxes

SD-366 Senate Dirksen Building 10:00 AM

The purpose of the hearing is to examine the options and challenges related to possible reauthorization and reform of two payment programs for local governments - the recently expired Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act and the Payment in Lieu of Taxes.

The hearing will be webcast live on the Committee's website, and an archived video will be available shortly after the hearing is complete. Witnesses’ testimony will be available on the website at the start of the hearing.



Member Statements

The Honorable Max Baucus
United States Senator

Witness Panel 1

The Honorable Thomas Tidwell
U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ms. Pamela K. Haze

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget, Finance, Performance and Acquisition
U.S. Department of the Interior

Ms. Anne-Marie Fennell
Natural Resources and Environment Team, Government Accountability Office

Witness Panel 2

Mr. Jay O'Laughlin Ph.D
Professor of Forestry and Policy Sciences
University of Idaho, College of Natural Resouces, Moscow, ID

Mr. Mark Haggerty
Policy Analyst
Headwaters Economics, Bozeman, MT

Mr. Paul J. Pearce
National Forest Counties and Schools Coalition, Stevenson, WA

Mr. Ryan R. Yates
Associate Legislative Director
Legislative Affairs Department, National Association of Counties

See Complete information at Energy & Natural Resources Committee

Don Fletcher

Don Fletcher has lived in Idaho County Since 2007.  I became a card carrying republican to participate in the 2012 Presidential Caucus.


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