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Barbara Boxer tours the Valley to talk about education

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Senator Barbara Boxer made a visit to the Valley to talk about education.

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Boxer first stopped by the campus of U.C. Merced where she took a quick tour of a lab that's used for projects to study and preserve the Sierra Nevada. She praised the school saying... this type of research is the key to creating green jobs in the Central Valley and across the country.

Then Boxer also visited an after-school program at Lincoln Elementary School in Southwest Fresno. Boxer recently wrote new legislation establishing the first-ever major federal funding for after school programs. But despite the new legislation -- Boxer remains unpopular in the Valley.

Our Exclusive Action News Poll Conducted by SurveyUSA shows only 39% of people in Central California approve of the job she's doing as a senator.

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