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Coos County hopes to get timber payments

Coos County residents hope a new bill introduced to Congress next week will renew federal timber payments.

Coos County residents hope a new bill introduced to Congress next week will renew federal timber payments.

 

Coos County Commissioner Bob Main said it would save the county from scrambling to find at least $2 million next year to fill the gap left by the end of the timber payments.
'We are hopeful that this will be a stop gap for a more permanent solution," he said.
However, the bill's fate in the Republican-controlled house is uncertain, with its tough budget rules.
Main said it was imperative that legislators pass the bill because the results could be dire for Coos County and the rest of Oregon.
'We have maybe enough money to survive for the next couple of years, maybe just limping along, but some counties would go insolvent. Curry (county) sent a letter to the state some weeks ago saying they couldn't meet their statutory public safety requirements."

Read more at The World.

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