month : 03/2018 3 results

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 ...

Legislative Emails

To receive these emails, please go to www.oregonlegislature.gov/marsh February 22nd, 2017 - Update from the Capitol March 8th, 2017 - Mental Health Care in Jackson County March 23rd, 2017 - Update from the Capitol May 4th, 2017 - Update from the Capitol: Time for Tax Reform May 31st, 2017 - Legislators need to hear from you July 21st, 2017 - End of Session Wrap up August 15th, 2017 - Join me for a Community Conversation December 15th, 2017 - The Season of Gratitude Ja...

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 ...