Taxes and jobs were the focus of Findley’s local coffee hours

Rep. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) recently held several informal sessions across the county to gather feedback from voters. (The Enterprise/File)

VALE – Taxes and jobs proved to be the two key themes when Malheur County’s delegate to the Oregon House met with his local constituents earlier this month.

Rep. Lynn Findley (R-Vale), held informal coffee hour sessions in Nyssa and Vale on Sept. 10 and was in Ontario Tuesday for a meeting at Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida.

Findley said feedback showed many area business owners are worried about the passage of House Bill 3427, which created a new tax on businesses that will produce more than $1 billion a year.

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