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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

With Page and Bowser MIA, Durham Commissioners cut school funding

Posted by on Tue, Jan 27, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Last night, the Durham County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a 3-percent cut in funding--equal to $3.1 million--to Durham Public Schools, in order to help make up an estimated $14.25 million shortfall. Not present for the vote: Joe Bowser, who the Herald-Sun reports (reg. required) left the room due to a "bad cough," and Chairman Michael Page, who was traveling. Earlier this month, Page voted against a 3-percent cut for all non-profit agencies the county funds, saying that to vote in favor of the cuts would prevent him from sleeping at night. That decision passed 4-1.

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