It appears that Senator Ron Wyden’s “be patient” suggestion may have some legs to it. There is a story in the Bend Bulletin that claims there are federal support payments for O & C dependent rural Oregon counties in President Obama’s proposed budget starting September 1st. Senator Wyden has been taking heat for not supporting another funding option that recently got a short hearing in the U.S.House which, according to critics, would simply accelerate the cut on O & C lands beyond environmentally supportable levels.
Here’s the story in the Bulletin. Click here.