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Legislature Taking Testimony Starting April 14 on American Rescue Plan Priorities

LOC, Apr. 13, 2021

The Joint Ways and Means Committee will be conducting hearings to solicit public testimony on how Oregon should prioritize spending the state’s $2.6 billion in funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. more


President Biden Introduces $2.25 Trillion American Jobs Plan

LOC, Apr. 02, 2021

The package would focus on investments to fix and improve the nation’s transportation system.  In addition, water infrastructure will be a key area of investment, along with improvements to the electric grid and high-speed broadband. more

City, county governments in Douglas County will receive millions from American Rescue Plan

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Roseburg News Review, Apr. 22, 2021

...county continued to maintain its other services at the level they were before the pandemic. Roseburg City Manager Nikki Messenger said she hopes the city will be able to use the money for economic development.... more

State grant supports city of Estacada's water system

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Estacada News, Apr. 22, 2021

...structures. "There wasn't damage within city limits, but it did affect us," said Estacada Assistant City Manager Melanie Wagner. Sen. Bill Kennemer, R-Oregon City, voted in favor of securing funding for... more

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