Timber payments won't mean rehiring deputies

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, June 29, 2012

One more year of federal payments to timber counties doesn't mean that the rural counties will be able to rehire sheriff's deputies and others that have already been laid off.

With many counties having tapped reserve funds to ease the pain of budget cuts, much of the $100 million coming to Oregon will go toward staving off even deeper cuts during the next go-round on county budgets.

Lane County just went through $99 million in budget cuts, which among other things forced the early release this week of nearly 100 inmates from the jail. Budget director Christine Moody said the county expects to receive about $10 million, of which $3.5 million will go to the general fund, where the sheriff's patrols, jail, district attorney and other public safety services get their money. The rest goes to maintaining roads. Services financed by the general fund saw cuts of $14.9 million.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}timber payment{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Reader Input: Energy Overload

June 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We asked readers to weigh in on the fossil fuel-green energy equation.


Read more...

10 Innovators in Rural Health

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Telemedicine, new partnerships and real estate diversification make health care more accessible in rural Oregon.


Read more...

Best Foot Forward

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE

Whether you're stepping out to work or onto the track, Pacific Northwest shoe companies have you covered.


Read more...

Ranking the airlines that fly PDX

The Latest
Friday, August 14, 2015
airlinesthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

17 airlines make stops at Portland International Airport, but not all are created equal when it comes to customer service.


Read more...

Balancing Act

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY DAN COOK

The Affordable Care Act has triggered a rush on health care plan redesign, a process fraught with hidden costs and consequences.


Read more...

Downtime with Jill Nelson

September 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Live, Work, Play wit the CEO of Ruby Receptionists.


Read more...

Child care challenge

September 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
0927OHSUhealthystarts-thumbBY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER

Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.


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