- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A statewide audit has identified Douglas County as one of four counties at higher risk of distress due to its financial situation.

The News-Review reports (https://bit.ly/2aRfkw9 ) that the county was listed in the same group as Curry, Josephine and Polk counties in a review from the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office. The report, which is issued every two years, was released Tuesday.

The secretary of state has cited low property tax revenues and shrinking federal funds from timber receipts as the biggest contributors to Douglas County’s financial troubles.

The county has seen revenues drop from $29 million in 2006 to $25 million last year.

County Commissioner Susan Morgan has called on the federal government to do more to help rural economies that rely on timber.

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Information from: The News-Review, https://www.nrtoday.com

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