Tag Archives: Legislature

Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

If you’re confused about the Oregon Labor Department’s report on sexual harassment in the state Capitol, we’re not surprised. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Our Opinion: BOLI must act on harassment report

Our view | Culture at Capitol needs review

A scathing report about sexual harassment in the Oregon Capitol is both deeply disturbing and deeply flawed. Legislative leaders must take its concerns seriously, instead of focusing on its shortcomings so as to protect their reputation. Regardless of what Senate President Peter Courtney, Speaker Tina Kotek and others say, they failed to adequately address sexual […]
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Editorial: Hoyle’s work cut out for her

Val Hoyle, the Lane County Democrat and former legislator who takes over leadership of the Bureau of Labor and Industries on Jan. 7, won’t have time to ease into her new job. A report from the bureau, released Jan. 3, demands her immediate attention. The BOLI report finds the Legislature is a hotbed of sexual […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: A New Era In Portland City Hall, A Hostile Work Environment At The Oregon Capitol

It’s a new era at Portland City Hall as Commissioner Jo An Hardesty replaces Dan Saltzman, one of the longest-serving city officials ever. In this week’s episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB news director Anna Griffin talks to OPB political reporters Dirk VanderHart and Lauren Dake, along with OPB City Hall reporter Amelia Templeton about what […]
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Gov. Brown calls report on Capitol sexual harassment ‘very concerning’

The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. Oregon Governor Kate Brown called the state investigation findings that lawmakers didn’t do enough to stop sexual harassment at the Capitol “very, very concerning”. The governor responded to the report during a taping of KGW’s Straight Talk on Friday. She […]
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Opinion: A proposal for real progress in Oregon

My original objective in running for office in 2016 was to resurrect the conversation of a westside solution to Portland’s increasing traffic congestion. Within hours of being sworn in, however, the impact of hyper-partisanship in the Oregon Legislature became clear. Source: Opinion: A proposal for real progress in Oregon | oregonlive.com

Report on Sexual Harassment in Oregon Legislature Reveals Cost of Being an ‘Unlikable’ Woman

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) released a 52-page report Thursday detailing the failure of leaders in the Oregon State Legislature to properly address reports of sexual harassment and misconduct, with a specific focus on sexual misconduct perpetrated by former Sen. Jeff Kruse. Source: Report on Sexual Harassment in Oregon Legislature Reveals Cost of Being […]
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Oregon Likely To Gain Congressional Seat, Population Forecasts Confirm

Oregon is still on track to gain a sixth seat in the U.S. House, according elections experts studying new Census Bureau population estimates released Wednesday. Source: Oregon Likely To Gain Congressional Seat, Population Forecasts Confirm

Business Leaders: Pension Reforms Must Be Part of 2019 Education Solution

At their yearly summit, some of the state’s largest business interests offered a new vision for solving Oregon’s fiscal woes. With Democrats dominating the Legislature, and pledging to find big new revenues next year, Oregon business leaders on Monday made what amounted to a plea. They’re asking lawmakers to include in any budget deal significant savings in […]
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Let Washingtonians, wherever they are, speak up in Olympia via videochats

The state Legislature should expand its use of remote video testimony at committee meetings, so that citizens don’t always have to make the long trek to Olympia to make their voices heard. Snowy mountain passes and crowded freeways shouldn’t be barriers to participating in our democracy. Yet for many people who live far from the […]
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