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Entries from February 24th, 2011

Agriculture and the economy

February 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Oregon State University

NW Environmental News: OSU study shows Oregon’s farmers grow money from dirt, even in tough times (Oregonian, 2/23/2011) Oregon agriculture and the economy : an update [PDF] (2011) Oregon State University, Rural Studies Program

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Living with beavers

February 22nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Fish & Wildlife

Beavers in Baker City (Baker City Herald, 2/18/2011) American beaver [PDF] (2009) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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Economic and Revenue Forecast

February 16th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Oregon revenue forecast: Economy’s better but budget is still tight (Oregonian, 2/15/2011) Has Oregon’s economy finally hit bottom? (Statesman Journal, 2/16/2011) Oregon economic and revenue forecast [PDF] (quarterly) Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Office of Economic Analysis

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Oregon Education Investment Team

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Early Childhood and Family Investment Transition Team

Governor creates team to help him remake public schools (Register Guard, 2/12/2011) Gov. John Kitzhaber plans a powerful Oregon education board, connecting school funding to performance (Oregonian, 2/11/2011) Early childhood and family investment transition report [PDF] (2011) Oregon Early Childhood and Family Investment Transition Team

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Government Waste Hotline

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Audits Division, Secretary of State

Hotline helps uncover government waste (Statesman Journal, 2/13/2011) Report on the Secretary of State’s Government Waste Hotline [PDF] (annual) Oregon Office of the Secretary of State, Audits Division

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Analysis of Measure 11

February 15th, 2011 · Comments Off · Criminal Justice Commission

Draft report: Oregon’s Measure 11 failing to fulfill promises (Oregonian, 2/13/2011) Measure 11 criticized in report (Register Guard, 2/12/2011) Measure 11 analysis, draft [PDF] (2011) Oregon Criminal Justice Commission

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Public school enrollment

February 10th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Education

Oregon public school enrollment shows little overall growth (Oregonian, 2/9/2011) Fall membership report (annual report) Oregon Department of Education

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2011-2013 budget analysis

February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · State Legislature

Report outlines budget challenge facing lawmakers (Statesman Journal, 1/30/2011) Analysis of the … current service level (biennial report) Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Fiscal Office

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Oregon agricultural sales

February 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Oregon State University

Ag sales rose in 2010, but few are smiling (Register Guard, 2/3/2011) Oregon farmers regaining ground (Oregonian, 2/8/2011) State’s agriculture sales rebound in ’10 (Statesman Journal, 2/4/2011) Oregon county and state agricultural estimates (annual report) Oregon State University, Extension Service

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Oregon’s revenue system

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · State Legislature

Oregon tax burden remains in bottom third of states, new report says (Oregonian, 2/3/2011) Oregon public finance – basic facts (biennial) Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Revenue Office

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Governor’s recommended budget

February 8th, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Administrative Services

Gov. John Kitzhaber says his budget would put Oregon on stable financial footing (Oregonian, 2/2/2011) Governor unveils proposed 2011-13 budget (Statesman Journal, 2/2/2011) Oregon state workers: Budget details are scarce, but job cuts are likely (Statesman Journal, 2/2/2011) Education service districts: Oregon budget plan would shift funding to local schools (Statesman Journal, 2/2/2011) Oregon prisons: […]

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Columbia River Crossing

February 7th, 2011 · Comments Off · Columbia River Crossing Project Independent Review Panel

Businesses back Columbia span design (Portland Business Journal, 2/4/11) Governors narrow I-5 bridge options (Northwest Cable News, 2/4/11) Final report [PDF] (2011) Columbia River Crossing Project Independent Review Panel

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Alphabetical list of cremains

February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Health Authority

Online list created to return ashes to families (Statesman Journal, 1/29/2011) Search for the forgotten: The names of those whose cremains were abandoned at the state hospital are now online (Oregonian, 2/1/2011) Alphabetical list of cremains [PDF] (2011) Health Authority. Addictions and Mental Health Division

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Ballot measures 37 (2004) and 49 (2007)

February 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Dept. of Land Conservation and Development

Started with Measure 37, Oregon land-use war settled with a muted impact on the land (Oregonian, 2/2/2011) Ballot measures 37 (2004) and 49 (2007) [PDF](2011) Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

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