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The House Committee on healthcare passed two amendments Monday that lawmakers hope will prevent more problems.

 

The amendments were introduced by State Representative Jason Conger of Bend.  He says this was the third time he'd push for the measures, and with the Democratic Committee Chair's help, they secured their passage.

 

"It's not a political statement.  It's an issue of policy and public trust.  My amendement have nothing to do with assigning blame.  It's not based on a political decision, but more aimed at transparency by giving the legislature the information it needs so it's made publicly available and reviewed by everyone."

 

The amendments will provide demographics to lawmakers about who is signing up for Cover Oregon to see if its sustainable.  They also require the head of Cover Oregon to make public the results of any investigation into the exchange.

 

The senate is expected to approve the amendments as well.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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