The Oregon Department of Energy has approved – yet again - the transfer of a business energy tax credit worth up to $10 million for an abandoned solar project in southern Oregon that new owners now hope to revive.
Rep. Mitch Greenlick agrees to adopt two amendments from Rep. Jason Conger that will make clear that the public can get copies of the First Data audit and will require the Cover Oregon director to provide demographic data to the Legislature. The amendments have been attached to a bill from Regence BlueCross BlueShield that will help the insurer save costs on supplies to diabetic women.
SALEM — This legislative session could be Rep. Jason Conger’s launching pad to the U.S. Senate or his political swan song.
The Bend Republican said he’s confident he can oust U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, a Democrat.
But because Conger cannot simultaneously run for his House seat and the U.S. Senate seat, it’s his last legislative session in Salem for the foreseeable future.
“Looking back, the opportunity to serve in the Legislature has been a lot of hard work and a fair measure of frustration and an amazing learning experience,” Conger said. “It’s been a privilege and I mean that in the sincerest sense, not the cliche.”