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A bill to keep your eyes on

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From time to time, I’ll fill you in on bills that may be of particular interest to PCC students or employees.

This one comes from the newsletter of Rep. Brad Witt, D-31. House Bill 2436 addresses the critical shortage of affordable housing in Oregon.

The bill would boost document-recording fees by $15. According to Rep. Witt, it would provide approximately $17 million for affordable housing in 2009-11, followed by $28 million in 2011-13 and $30 million in 2013-15.

The bill gained approval by both the Revenue Committee and the Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Transportation and Economic Development (Rep. Witt chairs that one). HB 2436 then was approved by the Full Ways and Means Committee and is slated to be voted on by the House on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Thanks to the lawmaker’s office for giving us the head’s-up on this one.


About Dana Haynes

Dana Haynes, joined PCC in 2007 as the manager of the Office of Public Affairs, directing the college's media and government relations. Haynes spent the previous 20 years as a reporter, columnist and editor for Oregon newspapers, including ... more »


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