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The Student Success Act is safe, at least for now. As reported in a previous post, Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce were seeking to overturn the business tax providing funding to schools via a ballot petition. News reports says they have abandoned that effort. Read more! https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2019/07/manufacturers-abandon-effort-to-repeal-new-1-billion-oregon-business-tax.html
Here is the final DPO legislative update on the 2019 Session. Despite some major disappointments and setbacks, the 80th Legislative Assembly ended with a remarkable list of successes. The Student Success Act, which created a new business tax dedicated to early learning and K-12 education and is projected to raise an estimated $2 billion for […]
From KS Wild: The Lower Graves Timber Grab by the Grants Pass Resource Area of the Medford BLM was effectively halted by an Oregon Federal District Judge yesterday. The 571-acre timber sale targeted mature and old-growth forests for partial cutting and “regeneration” logging, in which old growth forest canopy and wildlife habitat would be removed, […]
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