Lawmakers Work on Wildfire Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted law makers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho senator Mike Carpo to secure more than 600 million dollars of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season. Senator Wyden is also pushing to … Continue reading »

Wine Growlers Approved in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. — On Friday, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden announced that the federal agency that regulates the sale of alcohol has agreed to rescind an order that would have blocked the sale of wine growlers in Oregon. In a letter to members of the Oregon delegation the administrator of the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Tax and Trade … Continue reading »

Spent Grain Proposal Worries Brewers

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Food and Drug Administration announced on their website today the will make a new proposal later this summer on brewing by-products. This, after senator Wyden met with local brewers about the F.D.A. old proposal. “When caldera moved their brewery to their new location in Ashland, they invested in equipment to help … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Talks With High Schoolers

PHOENIX, Ore. — High school students in Phoenix and Ashland tackled some tough government issues on Thursday. Senator Ron Wyden visited two schools in his “Listening to the Future” tour. Senator Wyden is explaining what’s been going on in Congress for the last three weeks to local high schoolers; everything from the government shutdown, medical … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Meets With State Officials

MEDFORD, Ore. — Early Friday afternoon Senator Ron Wyden met with officials from across Southern Oregon this afternoon to discuss the upcoming fire season, “When you have fires all over the West, which is what these maps in back of me really tell you, it’s a real juggle.” Wyden met with officials from a variety … Continue reading »

Wyden Suggest Land Transfer to Tribes

COOS BAY, Ore. — The control of 30,000 acres of federal timber lands could return to two Indian tribes. The area in Southern Oregon is part of the O&C lands. The Chairman of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians says the transfer of control would right an old wrong. The tribes … Continue reading »

Oregon Prepares For Sequester

MEDFORD, Ore. — Politicians in Washington are facing a deadline for what’s being called the government sequester. If a deal isn’t reached by March 1st, massive spending cuts kick in. The sequester was originally intended as an incentive for Congress to trim almost $1.5 trillion in spending over the next decade. If Congress can’t come … Continue reading »

Senator Hosts Town Hall Meeting

ASHLAND, Ore. — Jackson County residents had the opportunity to have their number called and ask Senator Ron Wyden a question or make a suggestion or comment on what they would like to see happen this year in Washington D.C. “There was many students in the audience that had really pressing questions and I think … Continue reading »

Wyden Supports Local Tax

SALEM, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is weighing in on the budget issues being seen in counties where timber payments have been cut. Raising local taxes is one of seven principles he has submitted to a new advisory committee appointed by Governor John Kitzhaber that is overseeing the issue, but one member says that increased … Continue reading »

Wyden Talks Healthcare At RCC

MEDFORD, Ore. – Senator Wyden was in Southern Oregon on Thursday to talk healthcare and jobs. The Senator toured the Nursing and Dental Program at Rogue Community College Thursday morning. RCC recently received a $3 million federal grant that will help it train hundreds of more students in the healthcare field. Wyden says millions more … Continue reading »

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