Category Archives: State of Oregon

Oregon to Launch Statewide Procurement Marketplace in 2020

Under a five-year contract with Periscope Holdings, the OregonBuys Marketplace will standardize procurement across all the state’s agencies, from RFP to payment, giving Oregon a better view into purchasing activity. The state of Oregon has contracted with Periscope Holdings, a developer of e-procurement systems based in Austin, Texas, to create a new statewide procurement platform, […]
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$1.4B breach of contract lawsuit starts Thursday

It’s been nearly four years since Linn County and 150 other counties and taxing districts filed a $1.4 billion breach-of-contract lawsuit against the state of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Forestry. But a recent hearing in Linn County Circuit Court demonstrated that time and numerous court conferences have not narrowed the divide between the […]
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US Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could End Non-Unanimous Juries In Oregon

The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new term Monday with a case that has potentially sweeping implications for Oregon, and could end the state’s non-unanimous jury system. The court will hear arguments in Ramos v. Louisiana, which stems from a 2014 murder in New Orleans. Source: US Supreme Court Takes Up Case That Could […]
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Parents of baby who died at Eugene daycare file lawsuit against owner, state

Nicole Sumpter, who ran Little Big Blessings, was arrested in July for the April 2018 death of a 9-month-old. The parents of a child who died after a stay at a Eugene daycare last year have filed a $9.3 million lawsuit against the daycare, its owner and the state of Oregon, alleging the state failed […]
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Study: Managed rent assistance would help fight affordable housing crisis

A new study finds that a state-run rent assistance program would help reduce Oregon’s affordable housing crisis. The study conducted by the Oregon Center for Public Policy found that about half of Oregon renters spend more than 30 percent of their income on housing. Source: Study: Managed rent assistance would help fight affordable housing crisis […]
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Opinion: Stop fighting us, Gov. Brown, and help us fight climate change

“Our kids should not have to fight this hard to protect the planet they will inherit. They worry about their future. They’re begging us to take action on climate change. We need to listen.” Reading this June 19 tweet from Gov. Kate Brown, one might imagine that she is doing everything in her power to […]
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Oregon to receive $2.8M from record $700M Equifax data breach settlement

Equifax has agreed to pay $700 million, and potentially more, to settle with the federal authorities and states over its 2017 data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers and other private information of nearly 150 million people, roughly half of the U.S. population. Source: Oregon to receive $2.8M from record $700M Equifax data breach […]
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Oregon collects $2.8 million in Equifax breach settlement

Funds go into justice department’s account to pay for state consumer protection work. Oregon will receive $2.8 million as part of a settlement with the credit monitor Equifax after an enormous 2017 data breach affected nearly 1.8 million Oregonians. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon collects $2.8 million in Equifax breach settlement

Lane County residents may recoup losses from Equifax breach

Lane County residents impacted by the Equifax data breach — the largest in the nation’s history — could each receive up to $20,000 in compensation under the terms of a proposed settlement agreement with the credit reporting agency that federal regulators announced Monday. Source: Lane County residents may recoup losses from Equifax breach – News […]
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State chips in another $31.5M toward county courthouse

Bond may be sought to cover funding shortfall for new $230M Oregon City building. The Oregon Legislature passed a bill June 30 authorizing $31.5 million in state funding for construction of a new Clackamas County Courthouse in Oregon City. Source: Pamplin Media Group – State chips in another $31.5M toward county courthouse