county government

Jefferson Exchange | June 17, 2014 | 8:30
10:10 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Finding County Funding Solutions

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Patrick Sieng describes some of the options considered for shoring up county funding.

The public safety situation is dire in some Oregon counties. 

Some, like Josephine, simply can't afford to put deputies on patrol for more than a single shift on weekdays. 

Major crimes go unreported and uninvestigated, and criminals go unpunished. 

The Association of Oregon Counties brought reps from all of Oregon's 36 counties together last week in Hood River (June 9-10) to talk about possible approaches to improve county funding and services. 

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Politics & Government
5:53 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Timber Subsidy Passes U.S. House

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A one-year extension of federal subsidies for timber counties has passed the U.S. House.

Oregon counties would get about $100 million under the extension of the now expired Secure Rural Schools Program.

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