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Merkley to hold digital, phone town hall Wednesday for Washington Co. residents

Washington County residents will have the opportunity to hear from and provide input to Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley at a Washington County-specific digital town hall scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 starting at 4:30 p.m.  “Hearing from Oregonians across the state is critical to doing my job. In these uncertain times,[Read More…]

Oregon economic forecast: More money for lawmakers to spend, tax credits likely in two years

Higher wages for workers and more income for businesses is driving up state tax collections, creating the prospect for even more state government spending and then credits in two years for those paying income taxes, state economists announced Wednesday. The economists described a robust Oregon economy that they now project[Read More…]

Local legislators introduce bills for short session beginning Feb. 1

The Oregon Legislature began the 2022 short session today, February 1, and these are some of the bills that the region’s five legislative representatives signed onto as chief sponsors.  To read more about each bill, visit olis.oregonlegislature.gov and click on the “bills” tab at the upper right corner. There, you[Read More…]

County commissioners appoint Nathan Sosa to vacant House District 30 seat

The Washington County Board of commissioners voted Monday afternoon to appoint Nathan Sosa to fill the remaining 11 months of former State Representative Janeen Sollman, who vacated the seat after her appointment to Senate District 15 in January, replacing former Sen. Chuck Riley, who resigned his seat to retire.  The[Read More…]

Washington County commissioners to appoint replacement to vacant House District 30 seat Jan. 31

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will meet virtually Monday, January 31 to appoint a replacement for Janeen Sollman’s House District 30 seat. Sollman was appointed to Senate District 15 Jan. 14 following the resignation of former State Senator Chuck Riley. It’s the latest in a series of resignations and appointments[Read More…]

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