Here’s how food truck health inspections are conducted in Salem

As food truck interest grows in the Salem area, so does the demand and pressure on food truck proprietors. So what keeps a truck’s kitchen from getting sloppy, or worse, dangerous? Source: Here’s how food truck health inspections are conducted in Salem

Oregon House votes to force Airbnb and other short-term rental websites to collect lodging taxes 

Oregon’s local governments would gain more power to collect hotel room taxes from Airbnb and other intermediary websites for vacation rentals under a bill overwhelmingly approved by the state House on Thursday. Source: Oregon House votes to force Airbnb and other short-term rental websites to collect lodging taxes | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Senate passes bill to strip guns from stalkers, abusers

Controversial bill passed with 16 votes from Democrats. One Democrat and 12 Republicans voted against it. A bill to strip gun rights from convicted stalkers and intimate partners convicted of abuse passed the Senate 16 to 13 Thursday, Feb. 22. The legislation goes to Gov. Kate Brown who says she intends to sign it into […]
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Gun control bill goes to the governor

Senate passes bill to close “boyfriend loophole” in domestic violence law. Gov. Kate Brown will get a chance to sign a gun control bill she requested after the Senate voted Thursday to approve the legislation on a nearly party-line vote. House Bill 4145 passed 16-13, with Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, as the only Democrat to […]
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Brown wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says she wants to hire 185 more Child Welfare workers at the Department of Human Services, to the tune of $14.5 million. That’s in addition to 184 budgeted field positions that remain unfilled. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Brown wants to hire185 more Child Welfare workers

LOSING FAITH IN JUSTICE SYSTEM?

Fewer than half of all Oregonians have faith in the American justice system, according to a new survey conducted by DHM Research. Source: Pamplin Media Group – LOSING FAITH IN JUSTICE SYSTEM?

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers 

After a critical audit by the Oregon Secretary of State’s office highlighted failings of the agency charged with caring for the state’s most vulnerable children, Gov. Kate Brown is asking for an additional $14.5 million this legislative session to hire 200 more caseworkers. Source: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Wants Money To Hire More Foster Care Caseworkers . […]
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Oregon Senate Votes To Strip Gun Rights From Stalkers, Abusers 

Oregon state senators approved a measure to strengthen the state’s gun laws by expanding the number of people who are banned from owning a gun in the case of domestic violence or stalking cases. Source: Oregon Senate Votes To Strip Gun Rights From Stalkers, Abusers . News | OPB

Editorial: Whisnant bill is a good step to PERS reform;

The Oregon Legislature, it seems, is not averse to reform of the Public Employees Retirement System. House Bill 4046, a bipartisan measure sponsored, in part, by Rep. Gene Whisnant, R-Sunriver, and Knute Buehler, R-Bend, took just over two weeks to make it through the state House and sits on the Senate president’s desk. Source: Editorial: […]
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Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of the action in the Capitol took place away from the House and Senate floors.Foster care funding: Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday asked the Legislature to approve $14.5 million in immediate funding to hire about 200 more caseworkers for the understaffed […]
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