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Proposed Jackson County Surcharge Rejected

Jackson County commissioners have dropped the idea of raising money for the jail and libraries by charging households a special fee. The Medford Mail Tribune reports commissioners voted to drop the idea Wednesday after a telephone survey showed voters overwhelmingly say they can't afford the extra $7 a month. Like other counties in Oregon's timber country, Jackson County has beeRead More »

Oregon House Passes Bill To Help Timber Counties

By Jim McCoy Mon 8th July NewsOregon legislaturetimber payments
The Oregon House has passed a bill that allows financially struggling timber counties to use measures other than property taxes to raise money for public safety. The bill went to the Senate for a vote Monday after passing the House 49-10. Rural counties that once depended on federal timber revenues have been struggling to pay for sheriff's patrols, jails and prosecutors since a fRead More »

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