Home Must Reads Timber payment renewal efforts ongoing

Timber payment renewal efforts ongoing

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, February 10, 2012

Oregon's congressional delegation continues to seek renewal of federal timber payments and develop new revenue for counties.

The U.S. Senate is tackling the timber payments re-authorization issue. Payments were first instituted in 2000 as compensation to rural counties, parishes, and boroughs across the nation for revenues they lost after environmental concerns caused a sharp decline in logging on federal lands. The funding has since twice been extended, at a reduced level, in last-minute deals.
The proposal currently in the Senate would re-authorize the payments for five more years, ramping them down by 5 percent each year.
“It’s a difficult slog in these budgetary times,” said Tom Towslee, communications director for U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. “But we’re optimistic.”

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}timber payment{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Gone Girl

News
Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


Read more...

Shifting Ground

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Bans on genetically modified crops create uncertainty for farmers.


Read more...

I Know How You Feel

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Most smartphones come equipped with speech recognition systems like Siri or Cortana that are capable of understanding the human voice and putting words into actions. But what if smartphones could do more? What if smartphones could register feeling?


Read more...

The Bookseller

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Everyone knows college is expensive, but a look at the numbers brings that into sharp — and painful — focus.


Read more...

Constant Contact

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

To prevent burnout, companies are banning email and after-hours communications. But is the 24-hour workday here to stay?


Read more...

A Complex Portrait: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE & KIM MOORE

Oregon Business reports on the visa squeeze, the skills gap and foreign-born residents who are revitalizing rural Oregon.


Read more...

Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS