Oregon Kicker Refund details confirmed

Oregon Kicker Refund details confirmed

A more than $1.5 billion tax surplus was confirmed by the Office of Economic Analysis (OEA) earlier this month, triggering a tax surplus credit, or “kicker,” for the 2018 tax year. However, instead of kicker checks, the surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2019 state personal income tax returns filed in 2020.

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SOS Clarno: Petition to recall Governor Brown lacks necessary signatures

SOS Clarno: Petition to recall Governor Brown lacks necessary signatures

SALEM, Ore. — At approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon, Michael Cross, Chief Sponsor of the “Flush Down Kate Brown” petition to recall Governor Brown delivered 9 boxes of petitions to our office, together with a Petition Submission form SEL 339, attesting to a “Completed Petition Submission” "estimating 290,000" signatures.

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Temporary ban issued for flavored vaping products in Oregon

Temporary ban issued for flavored vaping products in Oregon

SALEM, Ore. - Today, to address the growing public health threat of the vaping-related illness that has resulted in two deaths in Oregon and over a thousand cases of lung injury nationwide, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 19-09, directing state agencies to enact a temporary ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, as well as other sources or additives as they are identified in cases of vaping-related lung injury or death.

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Walden shares concerns on lung illnesses tied to e-cigarettes [VIDEO]

Walden shares concerns on lung illnesses tied to e-cigarettes [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) delivered remarks at an Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing, “Sounding the Alarm: The Public Health Threats of E-Cigarettes.”

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Kaber not alone in election for Klamath County Sheriff

Kaber not alone in election for Klamath County Sheriff

Corporal Daren Krag has filed to run in the 2020 election for Klamath County Sheriff, challenging incumbent, Chris Kaber. “There are many areas that we can improve,” said Krag. “We have a strong group of individuals with great potential that will benefit from true leadership.”

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Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Sheriff Kaber files for re-election

Klamath County Sheriff, Chris Kaber filed for re-election this morning.

Kaber has been the Klamath County Sheriff since January 3, 2017. Since then he led the restructuring of the Sheriff’s Office and a long list of improvements to staffing, infrastructure, and general service to the public; all while staying within budgets approved by the Board of County Commissioners.

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Candidate filing opens today

Candidate filing opens today

SALEM, Ore. — The 2020 election is upon us. Candidate filing for offices for the May 19, 2020 Primary Election opened today, September 12, 2019. In the Federal offices, Oregonians will be voting for US President, US Senator, and US Representative. Oregon offices up for a vote include Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and Attorney General. Sixteen of Oregon’s thirty State Senator seats will be on the ballot and all sixty State Representative seats will be up for election.

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Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Trump Administration to pull Kingsley Field construction project funding for border wall [UPDATED]

Today, The Trump Administration announced a decision to divert billions of dollars of funding from military construction projects across the country to be used on the border wall. Two projects at Kingsley Field totaling $10 million are on the chopping block. $2.5 million in fuel facility upgrades and an $8 million rifle range.

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Gov. Brown appoints her top attorney to Oregon Court of Appeals and Lake County Circuit Court

Gov. Brown appoints her top attorney to Oregon Court of Appeals and Lake County Circuit Court

SALEM, Ore. — Governor Kate Brown announced today that she will appoint Misha Isaak to the Oregon Court of Appeals, filling a vacancy created by the planned retirement of Judge Erika Hadlock. Gov. Brown also appointed David M. Vandenberg to the Lake County Circuit Court, filling a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Robert F. Nichols, Jr.

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Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Merkley tours sucker recovery program

Senator Jeff Merkley visited Klamath Falls on Monday to tour the rearing ponds at Gone Fishing and the floating net pens on Upper Klamath Lake.  This was Merkley’s first visit to tour the facilities following his Sucker Recovery Event held last fall. Following the summit, Merkley secured $3 million in federal funding for an expansion of the project.

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Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Vikki Breese-Iverson sworn-in today as State Representative for House District 55

Salem, Ore. – Newly appointed State Representative Vikki Breese-Iverson (R-Prineville) was administered the oath of office by Oregon Secretary of State Bev Clarno this afternoon in the House Chamber.

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Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Unanimous Passage of Bills provides Help to local Hospital and Schools

Salem, Ore. - HB 2847 and HB 2867 passed unanimously in the House and Senate during the last week of legislative session. Both bills were chief-sponsored by Rep. E. Werner Reschke (R-Klamath Falls).

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Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

Oregon Farm Bureau issues statement on the defeat of HB 2020

SALEM, Ore. - Today Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. announced that House Bill 2020 is dead and the Oregon State Legislature will finish the 2019 Session this weekend to keep Oregon’s agencies funded. The bill will remain dead through sine die on Sunday.

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Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

Walden applauds presidential signing of legislation to help Vet's in rural Oregon

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Greg Walden (R-Hood River) today released a statement applauding President Trump after he signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 into law. The bill includes a provision coauthored by Walden, which would ensure that veterans in rural Oregon no longer face backlogs and needless delays when seeking to buy a home using the benefits they earned through their service.

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Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Hansell Wildfire Legislation Passes the Legislature Unanimously

Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senator Bill Hansell (R-Athena), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 290, witnessed its ceremonial signing by Governor Kate Brown along with members of the Oregon Wheat Grower’s League. The legislation makes farmers, ranchers and volunteers immune from civil liabilities resulting from wildfire fighting efforts.

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Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Oregon House approves $1.43M for FFA

Salem, Ore. – The House of Representatives today passed an appropriations bill that will provide $1.43 million for the Oregon Future Farmers of America. Rep. Greg Barreto (R-Cove) is the chief sponsor of HB 2444 that funds FFA activities throughout the year.

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Wyden Presses Forest Service on Misguided Policy Change, Backlog of Wildfire Prevention Projects in Oregon [VIDEO]

Wyden Presses Forest Service on Misguided Policy Change, Backlog of Wildfire Prevention Projects in Oregon [VIDEO]

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today raised serious concerns about a new U.S. Forest Service proposal to gut environmental rules for forest management projects at a time when there’s a serious backlog of wildfire prevention work.

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Bag police coming for retailers near you

Bag police coming for retailers near you

Salem, Ore.—Democrats are attempting to pass cap and trade—a crony scam that robs Oregon’s smallest businesses and consumers to give out subsidies to politically-well connected entities—but their attempts are starting to get turbulent, per the Salem Reporter.

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