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SDAO provides legislative representation and advocacy services on behalf of its members on issues that come before the Oregon Legislature and various state administrative agencies. The majority of these services are performed by SDAO’s Government Affairs staff. Policy direction and guidance is provided by the SDAO Board of Directors and SDAO’s Legislative Committee which meets twice a month during legislative sessions. In a typical legislative year, the SDAO Legislative Committee will review and act on approximately 1,000 pieces of legislation, each of which may have an impact on special districts. 

NSDC Brief: Community Project Funding Accounts for FY2022 Appropriations and Sample Earmarks from Previous Spending Bills

Over the past week, each of the House appropriations subcommittees released information on the accounts that will be open to Congressionally-directed spending under “Community Project Funding” (i.e., earmarks) in the fiscal year (FY) 2022 appropriations cycle, along with specific guidance for project requests. This brief identifies those accounts and provides sample earmarks from previous…

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