Oregon lawmakers act quickly to pass Kate Brown’s business tax cut

Lawmakers passed Gov. Kate Brown’s small business tax cut Monday in a one-day special session. Source: Oregon lawmakers act quickly to pass Kate Brown’s business tax cut

Oregon women achieve landmark victories in 2018 primary

Val Hoyle’s victory as Oregon’s next labor commissioner last week marked a likely gender high watermark in Oregon politics. It likely will be the first time in history that women will have been elected to the majority of Oregon’s statewide elected offices. Source: Oregon women achieve landmark victories in 2018 primary

Oregon tribes allowed to buy, develop private property without federal approval

A bill to eliminate that arduous process sits on President Donald Trump’s desk awaiting his signature. The measure would allow five Oregon tribes to lease, finance and sell property as any other company or person in the U.S. Source: Oregon tribes allowed to buy, develop private property without federal approval

Oregon teachers union calls for better response to teacher misconduct — but no new laws

The Oregon Education Association, in a statement on the first day of a special legislative session, urged lawmakers “not to politicize” how school districts handle sexual abuse. Source: Oregon teachers union calls for better response to teacher misconduct — but no new laws

Oregon principal ousted for making LGBTQ students read Bible as punishment

Bill Lucero’s removal was prompted by a settlement between the North Bend School District and the ACLU Monday. Source: Oregon principal ousted for making LGBTQ students read Bible as punishment

Is $36M restitution for Eagle Creek fire starter too much?

What do you think of a judge’s decision to require the teen who started the Eagle Creek fire to pay more than $36 million to the fire’s victims. Source: Is $36M restitution for Eagle Creek fire starter too much?

Oregon child welfare officials work to bring back ‘sense of hope’

Child Welfare Director Marilyn Jones told Oregon legislators overdue cases are being closed, staffing has stopped shrinking and workloads are down. Source: Oregon child welfare officials work to bring back ‘sense of hope’

Oregon Legislature passes small-business tax cut in 1-day session

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown believes a provision on the narrow tax break is necessary to ensure fairness for small business owners. Source: Oregon Legislature passes small-business tax cut in 1-day session

Razor Clamming and Traffic Updates for Oregon Coast

Those who love razor clamming will like the latest news from Oregon wildlife officials. Meanwhile, there are some small traffic issues to keep an eye out for. Razor clamming is again open on the central Oregon coast, from Cascade Head (by Lincoln City) to the mouth of the Yachats River. It is still closed for […]
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Legislature passes business tax break

Republicans slam plan by Gov. Brown as “political theater” but support the bill. The Legislature met in a rare one-day special session on Monday to pass a bill requested by Gov. Kate Brown to give a tax break to up to 12,000 small businesses. Under House Bill 4301, a 2013 tax break will be extended […]
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