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 ...
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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 ...