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Newhall Officials Issue Statement On Prop. 30

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[NSD] – Officials of the Newhall School District breathed a little easier today with the passage of Proposition 30, the governor’s tax initiative that was designed to head off deep cuts to education.

“We are grateful that the voting public kept us from deeper cuts by passing Prop. 30,” said Christy Smith, president of Newhall’s school board. “However, we’ve lost over 20 percent of our revenue in the last five years and Prop. 30 taxes will not restore those losses, the programs we’ve eliminated or the jobs that have been lost; Prop. 30 taxes just keep us from being cut deeper.”

“We are not out of the woods yet – just getting through them a little more easily,” said Superintendent Marc Winger. “Like everyone else, we have rising costs and shrinking reserves and we will have to balance our budgets in the next few years as the economy as a whole slowly improves. That is still a challenge we face.”

Newhall Officials Issue Statement On Prop. 30

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at Perry@hometownstation.com.