Oregon Counties Vote on Public Safety, Jail Levies

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — On May 21, residents in three Oregon timber counties voted on tax levies that would restore major cuts to law enforcement and jail capacities as a result of the expiration of a long-term federal subsidy, and only one passed.

Residents in all three counties pay some of the lowest property tax rates in the states and have continued to refuse to raise taxes.

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