Clean energy jobs is topic of presentation

Lincoln County residents who are interested in making a constructive effort to combat climate change are invited to learn about an ambitious state legislative bill that will cap the amount of greenhouse gases allowed to be emitted in the state of Oregon over the next 35 years.The Newport group of the nationwide Citizens’ Climate Lobby will be sponsoring presentations about the Clean Energy Jobs bill at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Newport Recreation Center, 225 Avery St.

Source: Newport News Times | Clean energy jobs is topic of presentation

Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes

Oregon’s Medicaid program survived intact Tuesday, after voters approved hundreds of millions of dollars in health care taxes in a special election. Measure 101, which led 64 percent to 36 percent with returns partially tallied, was the only issue on the ballot. It will raise $210 million to $320 million in taxes on Oregon’s largest hospitals and many health insurance policies by 2019.

Source: Oregon voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes | OregonLive.com