Two laws passed by the Oregon Legislature reduce sentences for drug and property crimes.
Partisan supporters, opponents of tax trade barbs over who has greater conflicts
Gov. Brown wants recommendations on ways to reduce the pension system’s unfunded liability by
Caseloads have dropped off significantly from their peak in early 2013, but state officials don’t expect the number to fall below pre-recession levels until 2019
Rates on the individual market will increase as much as 14.8 percent depending on the insurer, while businesses will see hikes as much as 10.1 percent
Lawmakers took steps to protect customers’ identification and strengthen measures to prevent leakage of product into the illegal market
The association’s action comes as public employee unions pursue placing a corporate sales tax on the ballot in 2018.
The irreverent ‘other’ voters often represent a ‘classic way to protest,’ one expert says
Preliminary review showed “substantial objective basis” to believe they may have violated law.
If the referral makes it to the ballot, the parts of the law in question wouldn’t go into effect unless voters approve
SEIU analysis shows Democrats and Republicans would lose significant number of lawmakers under Initiative Petition 19.
Hemp legislation creating a research pilot program and a crop commission in Oregon has died despite strong support and no public objections.
Arin Marcus sought to remove Gov. John Kitzhaber from office in 2015 for his alleged failure to intervene in Marcus’s child custody case.
Hawaiian shirts, hats and fishing photo contests among the sine die customs
While some of the most controversial proposals in the Oregon Legislature quietly died this year, other more-targeted bills were quietly enacted.
Transportation bill seen as a triumph, but no progress was made on pension or long-term tax reform
Lone Rock Resources claims the state breached an agreement with the company when it canceled its plan to sell the Elliott State Forest
The 10-year plan includes hikes in the gas tax, registration and title fees and new taxes on payroll, new vehicle purchases and bicycles priced more than $200.
Three GOP legislators plan to file a petition to refer the so-called health care provider tax on the ballot
Oregon could become the third state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18
The federally-compliant identification cards will be required to board commercial domestic flights as soon as January 2018
The legislation began in the House as an effort to try to deter mass evictions and retaliation against tenants
The tax package, signed by Gov. Brown on Monday, is meant to help offset the state’s increased cost of providing expanded Medicaid coverage.
The legislation would prohibit plans from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or other cost-sharing requirements on specific services
The legislation received broad support for its anti-profiling measures but drew controversy when Democrats added provisions.
The statewide plan raises new taxes and fees to fund congestion relief, roads, bridges, sidewalks, bicycle routes and transit
Oregon is one of only two states that still relies on handwritten notes for grand jury proceedings
Bill provides bonding authority to ‘buy’ the Elliott State Forest, provides for special election if health care provider tax goes on the ballot
The Senate voted 17-11 to approve bill to allow extreme risk protection orders for suicidal loved ones