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Lawmakers call for more resources as the wildfire season begins anew

Gov. Kate Brown’s proposed 2019-2020 budget fails to include any additional funding to bolster the state’s response to wildfires. June 1 marked the official start of Oregon’s wildfire season, but without new resources the state is only incrementally more prepared to combat fire this summer than in past years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lawmakers […]
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Tobacco bills good for public health

The Oregon Legislature is considering bills to increase taxes for cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarette, or vaping, products. We thoroughly back a package of bills in the Oregon Legislature to increase taxes for cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarette, or vaping, products. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Tobacco bills good for public health

Plan would tap businesses to fund schools

Proposal in the works that would also decrease cut state income tax rates a quarter of a percent. Oregonians could pay less on their state incomes taxes, but pay more for some goods and services under legislative proposal to raise money for public schools. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Plan would tap businesses to fund […]
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 Yamhill County stages full-scale emergency preparedness exercise

Event begins Tuesday and continues through Thursday at sites around the county Source: Pamplin Media Group – Yamhill County stages full-scale emergency preparedness exercise

Clarno a good pick for secretary of state | Opinion

The early April pick of Bev Clarno to serve as Oregon Secretary of State is worthy of praise. In a nation beset by tribalism and partisan bickering, Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has given a longtime Republican rival a worthy career-topper. Source: Clarno a good pick for secretary of state

Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot | Opinion

The secretary of state’s recent death means that Brown gets to appoint a replacement for the only Republican to hold statewide office in the past 14 years Source: Brown should avoid partisan politics in making appointment to Richardson’s spot

Unemployment rate ticks up over 4 percent

State rate continues to increase, but was not impacted by the government shutdown. The state’s unemployment rate continues to increase, eclipsing 4 percent in the latest numbers provided by the Oregon Employment Department. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Unemployment rate ticks up over 4 percent

State urges taxpayers to be alert for scams

Despite the fact that we’re smack dab in the middle of the giving season, the Oregon Department of Revenue is advising taxpayers to not let their guard down as scam tactics are becoming more sophisticated and brazen by the day. Source: State urges taxpayers to be alert for scams

Champoeg will host fur trapper re-enactment

Buckskin-clad men will re-enact the lives of trappers who traveled to Oregon to seek their fortunes. A party of trappers from the Hudson Bay Company will once again set up camp at Champoeg on Saturday. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Champoeg will host fur trapper re-enactment

Property tax limits weaken services in Oregon

Oregon is a case study of what can go wrong when states artificially limit property taxes. A new national report finds that property tax limits have hamstrung the ability of local communities to fund schools and other services that boost opportunity, while exacerbating racial and economic inequities. Oregon is no exception. Source: Property tax limits […]
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