The state’s quarterly forecast estimates lawmakers will have nearly $700 million more to spend than expected in the next two years, with about $4 billion going back to taxpayers.
Business & economy
Editorial: TIME FOR CHANGE – Outside review of reload project is needed
In the first of a series of editorials, the Enterprise calls for an expert outside review of the engineering firm’s work on the troubled Treasure Valley Reload Center.
Smith resigns from Nyssa rail project management
Greg Smith, who has managed the Treasure Valley Reload Center since it was a concept, is resigning from the project team, effective Feb. 28, according to an email obtained by The Enterprise.
Local leaders watching bill establishing minimum staffing levels at hospitals
Local leaders are watching a bill establishing minimum nurse-to-patient staff ratios for hospitals and imposing stiff fines for violating them. Backers of the bill say the legislation would ease the exodus of nurses from healthcare and make conditions more tolerable. But, at the same time, hospital administrators contend the law could increase the financial losses hospitals absorbed during the pandemic and lead to less care and services for patients.
Public Notices: From the Enterprise, week of Feb. 15, 2023
Public Notices in the Malheur Enterprise for the week of Feb. 15, 2023.
Findley blocks access to records on his rail funding efforts, invoking immunity
State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, decided last week to take the unusual step of invoking constitutional immunity to stymie a request for his state records regarding the Treasure Valley Reload Center.
Short of money, rail managers ask contractors to hold onto bills for work already done
Project managers confirmed that the Treasure Valley Reload Center is so far over budget that contractors are “talked into” not submitting invoices. Those on the board managing the shipping center and Malheur County Judge Dan Joyce and Commissioner Ron Jacobs ignored questions about the practice.
Enterprise local classified ads: Week of Feb. 8, 2023
Local classifieds from the Malheur Enterprise, week of Feb. 8, 2023: Bulls, ranchwork and a moving sale.
Public Notices: Week of Feb. 8, 2023
Public Notices from the Malheur Enterprise from the week of Feb. 8, 2023
Coming Up: Economic breakfast, history talk, Daddy dance pack calendar
Activities coming up Malheur County include a history talk in Vale, a daddy-daughter dance, and an annual breakfast focused on economic issues.