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Rep. Jim Moeller laments lack of CRC funding in Oregon budget

From The Columbian: “The Oregon Legislature adjourned Friday without any action on the proposed Interstate 5 Bridge replacement, prompting state leaders to say they’ll close down the controversial megaproject this spring.” A statement from Rep. Jim Moeller, (D-Vancouver): “I am terribly disappointed that funding for the crucial Columbia River Crossing project did not materialize in the Oregon state transportation budget. “Quite frankly, this political-inaction will hurt both states — and particularly Clark County and my district especially for decades to … Continue reading

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House OKs three budgets and a school-construction bill

The House of Representatives today passed three supplemental budgets — as well as a significant new classroom-construction measure that aims both to accommodate more full-day kindergartners and to reduce K-3 class-sizes: House Bill 2762, the supplemental transportation budget — Passed, 73-24. House Bill 2797, the classroom-building measure — Passed, 90-7. Senate Bill 6002, the supplemental operating budget — Passed, 53-44. Senate Bill 6020, the supplemental capital budget — Passed, 92-4. These three 2014-legislative session supplemental budgets are updates for the … Continue reading

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House OKs Moeller proposals covering a variety of issues

State Rep. Jim Moeller and other lawmakers are hurrying toward a midnight Thursday, March 13, deadline for completing the business of the 2014 Legislature. In just the past couple of days, Moeller has won support in the House of Representatives for four of his prime-sponsored bills. These proposals deal with very different subjects.

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Revenue uptick: State is ‘moving in the right direction — slowly’

A revised General Fund-State (GF-S) revenue forecast for the current (2013-2015) biennium and the next (2015-2017) biennium was adopted at today’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council meeting. GF-S revenues are expected to be $30 million higher for the current biennium. GF-S revenues are expected to be $82 million higher in the next biennium. “This fairly positive revenue news shows our economy moving in the right direction — slowly. No, of course we’re not out of the woods. We’re not yet … Continue reading

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Measure seeks more safety for railroad workers, communities

A railroad-safety measure, House Bill 2811, will be introduced in the House of Representatives today (Friday, Jan. 24, 2014). State Rep. Jim Moeller is co-sponsoring the legislation. At this writing, the proposal hasn’t yet been officially introduced and referred to a legislative committee. “This legislation emphasizes stronger principles for railroad safety — both for crew members on passenger and freight trains, and for communities and neighborhoods in which these trains travel. The oil-train terminal that some people are proposing for … Continue reading

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