Tag Archives: House Bills

Addiction recovery advocates worry state strategic plan lacks momentum

Oregonians suffer more from substance abuse disorders than the national average and most other states, according to the Oregon Substance Use Disorder Committee 2017 report. Additionally, almost one of every 10 adults in Oregon depends upon or abuses illicit drugs or alcohol, the report found, as well as one of every 15 Oregon youths. However, […]
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HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Will Lake Oswego homeowners be on the right side of history in celebrating this reform? Source: HB 2001 is a huge win – will LO take advantage?

Lobbying efforts for Oregon small school funding pay off

Students from Klamath County School District were part of the lobbying effort to raise the cap on the size of school districts considered small enough to qualify for extra state money. It means an additional $2.2 million for Klamath County School District. Source: Lobbying efforts for Oregon small school funding pay off

Oregon’s Brown greets Jeff freshmen with billions for schools

Governor says new funding a ‘total and complete game changer for eduction in Oregon.’ Source: Oregon’s Brown greets Jeff freshmen with billions for schools

Critics of ODOT’s I-5 Rose Quarter Project Believe The Agency Will Conduct A Full Environmental Impact Statement

They reached that conclusion after an Aug. 7 meeting with senior ODOT staff and Oregon Transportation Commissioners. Source: Critics of ODOT’s I-5 Rose Quarter Project Believe The Agency Will Conduct A Full Environmental Impact Statement

Paid family leave bill brings big promises and big concerns

Legislators promise benefits, employers have mixed feelings about impacts on small businesses Source: Paid family leave bill brings big promises and big concerns

Beaverton already at work to prep for Student Success Act money

School district rolls out plan just months after signaling uncertainty about new state fund. Just a few months ago, Beaverton School District officials weren’t counting on the Student Success Act as a means to help fill in budget gaps. In an abundance of caution, finance staff said they weren’t confident the new schools funding act […]
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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