The Ashland Chronicle
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PROGRESS ON NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE COMPACT - Action To Take

STATUS OF NPV BILL: 1.  The bill made it out of the House Rules Committee and will go to the House floor for a vote this week.  It will probably pass on the House floor. 2.  It will then go to the Senate.  The new bill number in the Senate is SB2927.  The first KEY PERSON in the Senate concerning …

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Ashland Citizen Budget Committee Meetings: The City Is Financially Vulnerable - Let's Get Real !!

Ashland Citizen Budget Committee Meetings: The City Is Financially Vulnerable Let's Get Real I have attended the last two joint city council/ citizens budget committee hearings regarding the 2017-19 biennial city budget.  As I’ve observed the hearings (a total of 10 hours so far, not counting extra time for city council meetings), I’ve seen several citizen budget committee members as …

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HCAO-Talent Resolution Succeeds -- Film: "Fix-It-Healthcare at the Tipping Point", Ashland Showing 5/25, 7 pm at Unitarian Universalist Church

  HCAO-Talent Resolution Succeeds   The City of Talent on May 17, 2017 passed a healthcare resolution advocating the State Legislature initiate a cost-effective, high quality and comprehensive healthcare system for All Oregonians. Talent residents Gerlinde Smith and Lee Lull gave a detailed presentation to the city council. Jim Schellentreger of Talent entreated the council to capitalize on this opportunity to give more …

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Activists confront Republican lawmakers hundreds of miles from home

WASHINGTON Missouri activists were fed up. Sen. Roy Blunt wasn’t holding town halls. So they tracked down the Republican senator at a fundraiser 700 miles away

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Tidings Got It Right - Editorial Comment on Ashland's Budget Process

Our View: Public means public Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Posted at 12:01 AM Ashland city officials seem to be confused about whether Oregon public records law applies to city employees’ salaries. Allow us to clarify. The salaries of public employees are public record, and subject to disclosure to any member of the public, not just city Budget Committee members. Two …

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Additional Commentary on Ashland's Budget - Next Meeting, May 25 at 6:00pm - Be There, It is Your Money

What is happening with the Ashland Budget for 2017-2019?? Ashland Budget Committee Meeting  -  May 11, 2017 Facts presented by the interim finance director –Bev Adams   19.1% budget increase from the last biennium; an increase of $46 million and a 46% increase for 2 budget cycles. challenges: Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) 20.4 % increase or $2.2 million $1.76 …

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