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Welfare pays more than minimum wage jobs in 35 states.

 

Kathryn Hickok is the publications Director with the Cascade Policy Institute.

 

"The ramifications are the incentive for work is decreased and its easier to go on welfare.  In 13 states, including here in Oregon that's more than $15 an hour which is around $31,000.  At that point, it may be very difficult to incentive entry level work that may be available to them."

 

Authors of the study want congress to reduce dependence on public assistance by rewarding work.  

 

They would like to see welfare works requirements strengthened and welfare benefits that outpace entry level income, discontineud.

 

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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