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administration may give timber payments new life
Capital Press 9/26/08
Ore. (AP) - The Bush administration may approve continued
county timber payments after the House stripped them away.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., says he is optimistic.
"It's a genuine breakthrough," he told The Oregonian Thursday.
On Thursday the Bush administration said advisers would
recommend Bush veto the House version of the bill. Language
including the payments easily passed the Senate.
An amendment by Wyden and others extends the payments for four
Undersecretary of Agriculture Mark Rey said the administration
recognizes that many rural counties lack the prosperity
enjoyed by some in the West.
The payments are meant to offset county revenues lost because
of federal logging cutbacks and are essential to many county
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