timber counties http://nwpr.org en Wyden Includes $330 Million For Timber Counties In Helium Bill http://nwpr.org/post/wyden-includes-330-million-timber-counties-helium-bill <p>The Senate Natural Resources Committee approved a 1 year extension of timber payments Tuesday. The payments help out counties with large national forests: land that isn’t on local tax rolls. Amelia Templeton reports.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:54:04 +0000 Amelia Templeton 29608 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Could Act Soon On Timber County Rescue Plan http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-could-act-soon-timber-county-rescue-plan <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">A plan that would give state government broad powers to step in and bail out struggling timber counties could advance soon in the Oregon legislature. A House panel could vote as soon as Monday on a bill that could lead to a temporary tax hike in counties that are struggling to maintain basic services.</p><p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:36:08 +0000 Chris Lehman 29373 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Could Act Soon On Timber County Rescue Plan Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-congressmen-want-hearings-timber-counties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Three Oregon congressmen have asked Sen. Ron Wyden to hold hearings about the financial problems faced by southern Oregon counties.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 02:26:44 +0000 April Baer 22733 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Congressmen Want Hearings On Timber Counties