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Democratic schools budget clears Oregon House
The House voted along party lines Tuesday to send the $7.3 billion budget to the Senate.

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Republicans look to future following bruising 2014 election
Republicans look to future following bruising 2014 election
After a punishing election that gave Democrats — once again — all statewide offices and expanded majorities in the Legislature, Republican activists and elected officials gathered Saturday for the annual Dorchester Conference.
Hoppes: Schools could get shortchanged
Hoppes: Schools could get shortchanged
Astoria Superintendent Craig Hoppes is part of a call to arms for more school funding.
No strings attached: Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
No strings attached: Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking “far too long” to pass it.
US Rep. Bonamici schools amendment gains traction
Rep. Suzanne Bonamiic, (D-Ore., highlighted the successful inclusion in a bill of legislation she cosponsored to make testing in schools less cumbersome.
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
Homeland Security funding fight shows limits on GOP power
The stunning House defeat Friday of a three-week spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security exposed Speaker John Boehner’s weakness in the face of rebellious conservatives.
Boone brings eight bills to state
Boone brings eight bills to state
State Rep. Deborah Boone hopes to make the Oregon Resilience Plan a deeper state priority.
Betsy’s bills: State senator tackles Hanthorn Cannery lease, levee bills, more
Betsy’s bills: State senator tackles Hanthorn Cannery lease, levee bills, more
State Sen. Betsy Johnson is the chief sponsor of 26 bills, among them one at the request of local developer Floyd Holcom.
Wyden talks LNG, port dispute, and life in the Senate minority
Wyden talks LNG, port dispute, and life in the Senate minority
Senator sees chance for 'principled bipartisanship'
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Newsletter covering Oregon government debuts today
Two family-owned Oregon media groups create electronic newsletter to provide indepth, timely coverage of state government.
New gov. inherits a
daunting to-do list
New gov. inherits a daunting to-do list
America's first openly bisexual governor was sworn in Wednesday, becoming Oregon's 38th leader after fellow Democrat John Kitzhaber resigned amid ethics questions.
Legal woes grow for governor, fiancée
Legal woes grow for governor, fiancée
Oregon probe focuses on financial crimes