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State Senator Tim Knopp of Bend says Republicans in the House and Senate plan to prioritize this final stage of session by pushing jobs bills.

He says there are several good ideas in Salem that could add family wage jobs in Oregon- things like giving small businesses the "Nike deal"  - and allowing some logging and wildfire prevention projects in our forests.

 

"We continue to talk about tax increases when we have 10 percent more money coming in this session- but we haven't done much to help small businesses create more private sector jobs- so we're going to work the rest of this session trying to get some action on that because we need to get Oregonians back to work."

 

Knopp also supports easier land use laws for new and expanding businesses.

 

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

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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