Tag Archives: House Bills

Guest View: House Bill 2001 will poison our communities – Opinion

Gov. Kate Brown recently signed House Bill 2001, the 2019 Oregon Legislature’s generous giveaway to big real estate investment corporations. HB 2001 radically upzones targeted areas of older and poorer single-family neighborhoods, including large swaths of Eugene and Springfield. Source: Guest View: House Bill 2001 will poison our communities – Opinion – The Register-Guard – […]
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OSU holds symposium on Oregon’s required holocaust education

Oregon State University wants to help educators develop curriculum on the holocaust and genocide, which is now required by state law. Earlier this month, Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law requiring districts teach about the holocaust and other genocides starting in the 2020-2021 school year. OSU’s College of Education is holding a symposium […]
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Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Family incomes have remained pretty stable over the last number of years, but the price of child care continues to climb, according to an OSU study. Source: Child care crisis: Families struggle with rising child care costs, finding safe providers

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Vetoes Line-Items in House Bill 5050, House Bill 2377

Oregon Governor Kate Brown Friday vetoed one line-item appropriation in House Bill 5050 and issued direction to agencies and her staff on three line-item appropriations; vetoed one line-item reduction of funds in House Bill 2377; and issued a signing letter on House Bill 2437. Oregon Governor Brown submitted the following letters (PDFs) describing in detail […]
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Gov. Brown set to sign four bills that address Oregon’s housing crisis

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will sign four bills Thursday to address the state’s housing crisis. Senate Bill 5512, House Bill 2003, House Bill 2001, and House Bill 2006 all declare emergencies. Source: Gov. Brown set to sign four bills that address Oregon’s housing crisis

Getting to NO on HB 2001

Oregon House Rep. Andrea Salinas, the District 38 Democrat who represents part of Southwest Portland and most of Lake Oswego in the Oregon Legislature, says she was in favor of the higher density measure HB 2001 early in the recently-ended session, but that neighborhood groups convinced her it was a bad idea. Source: Getting to […]
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Governor to sign Oregon’s sweeping paid family leave bill into law

On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown was poised to sign one of the most progressive paid family leave policies in the country into law. Source: Governor to sign Oregon’s sweeping paid family leave bill into law

New Oregon law encourages affordable housing options

Oregon hopes to build its way out of its housing crisis under first-in-the-nation state legislation signed by Gov. Kate Brown Thursday meant to encourage local cities to construct denser, more affordable housing options. Source: New Oregon law encourages affordable housing options

Counties expected to speed up Oregon solar projects

County governments would expand their authority over Oregon’s solar facilities under a recently approved bill that’s expected to speed up the approval process for such projects. Source: Counties expected to speed up Oregon solar projects

Residential Zoning Bill Transforms Real Estate Landscape

It was the zoning bill that almost wasn’t. As Republican lawmakers fled the Capitol last month in hopes of derailing Oregon’s cap and trade bill, the walkout provided more than just drama. More than 100 bills already approved by the House faced legislative oblivion from the Senate walkout. Source: Oregon Business – Residential Zoning Bill Transforms Real […]
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