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Representatives with Facebook are pitching their case to state leaders in Salem. Thursday, they spoke at a special "Joint Committee Meeting" of the Legislature. The debate centers around how data centers should be classified and taxed. Facebook spokesman Lee Weinstein says as they continue to grow they need more certainty in how they will be taxed in Oregon. “They had a very favorable reaction from the Legislators at that hearing. This is ultimately a Legislative issue. We've had a couple of different departments with different opinions on it, and Facebook point of view is that they need certainty as they move into the world market and that they will address that in February." Local Representative Mike McLane of Powell Butte plans to introduce a bill that will clarify tax issues surrounding enterprise zones and data centers.

 

 

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King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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