Oregon Gets Timber Dollar Boost

MEDFORD, Ore. — Beginning next week, another $2 million in federal timber payments will be paid out to Oregon counties In February, the Bureau of Land Management reduced the secure rural schools funding paid to 18 Oregon counties by 10% in anticipation of automatic spending cuts, called sequestration. However, the Sequester was only a 5.1% … Continue reading »

Senator Merkley Holds Town Halls

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — A United States senator representing Oregon is making his way through Southern Oregon and will be stopping in Jackson County for a town hall meeting. Senator Merkely held a town hall meeting in Grants Pass on Monday morning, and held another town hall in Brookings in the afternoon. In Josephine County, … Continue reading »

Timber Counties Troubles Continue

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Rural counties in Southern Oregon and Northern California are being told to pay back millions of dollars in federal timber payments. In a statement, both Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkely say rural communities should not have to pay the price for poor sequester cuts by Washington politicians. While that issue … Continue reading »