Sponsored by Lane Powell

Oregon lawmakers protest federal cuts to rural counties

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, March 29, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are protesting federal demands that financially distressed counties must return $3.6 million in federal payments.

The action is the latest flare-up in the long-running battle over federal spending and the first time sparsely populated areas like Curry, Josephine and Douglas counties in Oregon have emerged as battlegrounds. It has also united Democrats and Republicans across the West.

"I've joined 30 of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to tell them to stop this ridiculous action," said Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore. "The federal government gave this money to counties because they won't let us manage our forests, but now they want the money back? Instead of cutting funding, we should be cutting trees."

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}rural cut{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

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...

5 stats about Oregon fireworks

The Latest
Thursday, June 18, 2015
fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


Read more...

House of Clarity

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Holding a Power Lunch at Veritable Quandary in downtown Portland.


Read more...

The Private 150: From Strength to Strength

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.


Read more...

Department of Self-Promotion

Linda Baker
Tuesday, August 04, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


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...

Greenpeace (temporarily) prevents Shell oil ship from leaving Portland

The Latest
Thursday, July 30, 2015
hangersBY JASON E. KAPLAN | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

Greenpeace activists suspended themselves from the St. John's Bridge in an attempt to prevent a ship from heading to the Arctic.


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