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Airbnb, others will pay local lodging taxes

Millions of dollars in lodging taxes from Airbnb and other online travel businesses are not collected each year in cities across Oregon, including tourist-dependent communities in Jackson County. That’s about to change, following the Legislature’s approval of House Bill 4120, which requires the online payment collector to pay transient lodging taxes, used by many cities to promote local tourism. “Cities need the money, and there needs to be equity between the online platforms and ...

No veto expected for pipeline project

 Last year, Gov. Kate Brown vetoed $1.8 million to help build 3.3 miles of underground pipes for the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District to provide more water for fish, farmers and the Agate Reservoir. This year, the governor is expected to sign off on the project. “It is not going to be vetoed,” Rep. Pam Marsh, D-Ashland, said. “Very clearly, she said she had no objections to the project. I’m quite confident we’re going to get the money and do it.” Last year, Brown and ...

Thousands in Medford for Women’s March

A crowd spanning generations and genders filled Medford parks Saturday, joining in a national demonstration of discontent over the country’s — and its leaders’ — direction. For the thousands marching through downtown Medford in the second annual Southern Oregon Women’s March, Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me” became a rallying cry as the crowd packed Pear Blossom Park and spilled over nearby. https://youtu.be/-chRc08oefQ The park’s lawn was filled close to ...

Marsh urges ‘yes’ vote on Measure 101

In a well-attended Ashland Town Hall Saturday, Rep. Pam Marsh repeatedly urged a “yes” vote on Measure 101 to uphold Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion using assessments on insurers and hospitals — and if it fails January 23, it will throw the short legislative session into chaos, likely with deep cuts and no replacement revenues. Marsh, an Ashland Democrat, said, “That’s the most important thing. Keep Medicaid whole. I can’t emphasize this enough. It’s the crucial ...

JPR RADIO INTERVIEW

Pam and her Republican opponent Steve Richie were invited to "lay out their visions" on JPR. Listen to both interviews HERE  

BACKYARD VOTING!

Pam Marsh casts her ballot from her back yard in Ashland on May 9. Voting by mail enables Oregon to produce a higher turnout in most elections than any other state in the union, one of many ways in which Oregon leads the nation.

2016 ARTICLES

ASHLAND COUNCILOR PAM MARSH TO RUN FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE By Damian Mann For the Daily Tidings Feb. 11, 2016  TWO ASHLAND CITY COUNCILORS EYE RUN AT STATE HOUSE By John Darling for the Mail Tribune Nov. 17, 2015  TWO RACES SET FOR ASHLAND COUNCIL POSITIONS By Ian Hand for the Mail Tribune Aug. 25, 2014 OUR VIEW: PAM MARSH IN HOUSE DISTRICT 5 Medford Mail Tribune Oct 21, 2016    

2016 PRESS RELEASE

Ashland Councilor Pam Marsh leads race for House seat Pam Marsh of Ashland confirmed today that she is running for the Oregon House of Representatives seat currently held by Peter Buckley, who announced his retirement late last year. No other candidate has yet filed for the position. Currently serving a second term on Ashland’s City Council, Marsh is co-owner of Green Springs Inn & Cabins, a popular destination in the mountains east of Ashland. She also manages Ashland Emergency Food ...