State legislators potentially get millions to spend on their district

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon legislators are each getting millions of dollars to give back to their district.

The program’s funding is coming from the federal government, as COVID-19 relief.

Oregon State Senators are getting $4-million. While state representatives get $2-million.

Ashland State Representative Pam Marsh is hoping to use her state money for rural broadband expansion and various fire relief programs.

“What we’re really doing is certainly for me and I think this is true for my colleagues, is looking at the core issues in our communities. And how we can make investments that really make things better over time,” said State Rep. Pam Marsh.

The recommendations aren’t approved yet.

Each legislator needs to go through the Ways and Means Committee before allocating the money.

NBC5 News reporter Katie Streit comes from her hometown, Las Vegas. Katie went to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism & Media Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Katie won a Student Emmy for her coverage of the Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary. She also hosted and produced the university's political news show, where she interviewed Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak and Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-1). Her passion for politics turned into a coveted internship at the US Capitol in Washington D.C. In her final months working in the Las Vegas area, she was recognized for her journalism achievements by the Nevada Broadcaster's Foundation. Katie is excited to tell the stories of local Southern Oregonians and Northern Californians. Feel free to contact her at [email protected]
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