Possible aid extension met with skepticism.Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard
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[French, from Latin conch - Commissioners from counties across Oregon that are dependent on federal timber payments reacted warily to the news that they might get a year's extension of the payments.
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"It's a big if," Whitty said of the bill that passed a U.S. House committee on Thursday. The bill would continue the timber payments, which make up $7 million of Coos County's $13 million general fund. "We'd like to have the check in hand."
Coos was one of the first counties in the state to react to Congress' failure to reauthorize the county payments act in September. The Coos County cuts drew initial criticism from union members, but commissioners argued that the move would save 35 jobs in the long run.
If Congress restores the money, Coos County's actions may prove premature. But Whitty said she doubted that would happen.
"The president could veto the whole bill," Whitty said. "As far as we're concerned, it's over."
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Told of the news from Washington, D.C., Curry County Sheriff Mark Metcalf said he wasn't optimistic op·ti·mist
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Without the extension, he said, "based on the revenue the county gets now, we wouldn't even be able to satisfy our minimum mandated services.
"I would be able maybe to serve some civil papers, but absent any replacement revenue for (the federal county payments), I won't be able to satisfy the statutory requirements of my office."