April 18, 2019
Lawmakers could end up spending millions to renovate and operate a facility for elderly prisoners.
April 16, 2019
If it were pass the House, the bill would be the most comprehensive reform to Oregon's mandatory minimum sentencing law to date.
April 16, 2019
Ten foster children, representing the roughly 8,000 children in the state's care, want a federal court to fix longstanding issues at the Department of Human Services.
April 13, 2019
Governor's proposal spends more in next decade to offset retirement increases taking a big bite out of local budgets.
April 12, 2019
The proposal will tax businesses just under one-half of 1% of their gross receipts over $1 million while cutting Oregonians' income tax rates by one-quarter of a percent for all but the top bracket.
April 11, 2019
Five bills received public testimony this week, with medical professionals speaking in favor of the tax increases and business owners condemning them.
April 10, 2019
Portland, the state's big dog, sits atop a list of jurisdictions trying to influence legislative action.
April 09, 2019
Lawmakers pass measure, but not before Sen. Dennis Linthicum, R-Klamath Falls, sparks outcry by defending a 'three-fifths' compromise.
Apr 09, 2019 379
PPS board member, Nike lobbyist could see conflicts of interest while advising Secretary of State
Apr 08, 2019 19
Former Gov. Kulongoski and state Sen. Telfer file petitions for 2020 election they say could save billions in retirement costs.
Apr 04, 2019 803
If Senate Bill 320 becomes law, all but one of Oregon's 36 counties would spring forward and never fall back.
Apr 03, 2019 49
Hundreds line up to testify on bills that could restrict gun sales, impose tough storage rules on gunowners.
Apr 01, 2019 29
Oregon is one of several states suing Purdue Pharma for alleged misleading marketing tactics leading to the opioid epidemic.
Mar 28, 2019 1453
A state senator surprises Klamath Tribes with move to 'regret' the military execution of four Modoc Indians more than a century ago.
Mar 27, 2019 47
Oregon's cap-and-trade policy would regulate polluters and transform Oregon's economy. Proposal's architects say the new version will be a cleaner, more effective bill.
Mar 27, 2019 60
Oregon is only state contracting out its trial-level services, says Office of Public Defense Services
Mar 26, 2019 634
Lawmakers could make the switch to year-round daylight saving time with other West Coast states
Mar 26, 2019 40
New state labor commissioner hopes to make office accessible to everyone who needs help.
Mar 21, 2019 359
An email phishing scheme hit in January, but agency took months to sort out the impact and whose information was stolen.
Mar 21, 2019 2115
Lore Christopher was identified in BOLI harassment investigation as an official who failed to react to complaints.