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A group of Central  Oregon non-profits is speaking out on a Housebill that would get rid of most itemized tax deductions on the state return.  State Representative Jason Conger of Bend met with 30 non-profits on Rriday to see how they could be impacted by losing this popular deduction.  Conger says even a talked about cap on itemized deductions at 50 thousand dollars could have a big impact.


"Again, the message that I took away is that even the cap would be very detrimental - many have had to make cuts over the last four years- deep cuts and at a time when they continue to see more need.”


The non-profit groups ranging from The Environmental Center - to non-profits that serve veterans, children and the elderly signed a statement opposing Housebill 2001.

Conger says this is a priority bill of speaker Tina Kotek, so it could be pushed heavily this session.


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  • Chains or Traction Tires required on the mountain passes and Highway 97 South of Bend.
  • Traffic signals at US 97 and Pinebrook Blvd. turned off permanently.
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