letter to the editor, utilities, WOEC

Letter to the Editor: Sen. Wyden Supported Rural Oregon

The West Oregon Electric Co-op offices in Vernonia. Photo: Chas Hundley

Thank you to Senator Ron Wyden for listening to Oregon’s electric cooperatives and fighting tirelessly to add important legislation to the 2020 spending bill.

The bill included a provision known as the RURAL Act, which protects electric cooperatives from losing their tax-exempt status if they receive grants for storm recovery and broadband deployment. This bill is now signed into law.

[Not a subscriber? Get your local news online for the next three months for just $3/month with a monthly subscription! Click here to start]

Washington politics have become so polarized that it can be tough . . .

We rely on subscribers to keep the lights on in our independent newsroom. Join us with a digital subscription today.

Click here to subscribe.

You have reached content available exclusively to Banks Post digital subscribers.

Receive a 3-day free trial of unlimited digital access.

Already a subscriber? Login here.

Newsletter

The groceries your family needs!