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Some Oregon pot stores consolidating to weather weak market

Marijuana stores have faced increasingly tight margins since overproduction after the drug was legalized in Oregon led to a sharp decline in prices. Source: Some Oregon pot stores consolidating to weather weak market

Oregon Lawmakers Tackle Plan For Statewide Health Care

The Oregon Legislature launched a panel 10 months ago to develop a roadmap for affordable statewide universal health care. The task was ambitious. Similar efforts in other states have gotten nowhere, and there is scant support at the federal level for expanding Medicaid. Request full-text (for State Agency patrons only) Source: Oregon Lawmakers Tackle Plan For […]
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Did Oregon voters give Kate Brown a mandate? Yes and no.

A look at the issues Kate Brown took a position on during the campaign and might have a mandate on in 2019. Source: Did Oregon voters give Kate Brown a mandate? Yes and no. | OregonLive.com

Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature

SALEM — Democrats gained key seats in the Oregon House and Senate Tuesday night, securing a long-coveted “super majority” in each chamber.That means that Democrats will hold 60 percent of the seats in each chamber when the Legislature convenes in January.That composition may mak Source: Democrats strengthen grip on Oregon Legislature

State-funded program boosts training for professional and volunteer caregivers | Salem Reporter

The Oregon Department of Human Services reports a large spike in completion of educational courses for Oregon’s professional and volunteer caregivers as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. Source: State-funded program boosts training for professional and volunteer caregivers | Salem Reporter

Guest column: Let’s do something now to arrest climate change

On Oct. 8 the scientists’ report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change came out. To summarize, it said governments around the world need to act quickly to reduce the burning of fossil fuels in order to have a liveable planet. Source: Guest column: Let’s do something now to arrest climate change;

Energy department isn’t helping Oregonians | Guest Opinion

Unless the public demands that the Legislature address these kinds of actions, the public is going to be at the mercy of this out-of-control agency. Source: Energy department isn’t helping Oregonians: Letter to the editor

PGE proposes ‘green tariff’ for big customers who want more renewables

Portland General Electric is asking state regulators to approve a new program that it says will give businesses and public entities what they’ve been seeking — greater access to clean energy. The utility, backed by six Portland metro region mayors, is proposing a “green tariff” that would allow large nonresidential customers to purchase power from […]
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It’s time to close Oregon’s pass-through income-tax loophole | Guest Opinion

Oregon’s rate structure has doctors and lawyers paying a lower tax rate than their paralegals and assistants. Source: It’s time to close Oregon’s pass-through income-tax loophole

Ted Wheeler: Climate protection and economic development go hand in hand (Guest opinion)

The Oregon Legislature is poised to consider landmark climate legislation in the upcoming short session. The Clean Energy Jobs bills would raise $700 million per year by requiring the state’s largest emitters to pay for putting carbon pollution into the air. The revenues would be re-invested into communities across the state. Source: Ted Wheeler: Climate […]
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