Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Measure 104: Campaigns argue protecting tax deductions, maintaining working legislature

A ballot measure that would broaden which bills require a supermajority to pass through the Oregon Legislature could have significant implications. Source: Measure 104: Campaigns argue protecting tax deductions, maintaining working legislature

Wheeler wants lawmakers to beef up state’s electric vehicle infrastructure

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says Oregon needs to improve its electric vehicle infrastructure to spur more people to make the switch to electric vehicles. “There’s people who say I’d like to take my electric vehicle to Burns, but if there’s nowhere to charge it, it’s a long walk back,” Wheeler said. Wheeler says that he’s […]
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Oregon’s legislative elections will set up 2019 climate, tax fights

State Library Ed. Note:  Story is included since it describes possible makeup and focus of 2019 Legislature. Oregon’s legislative elections will set up 2019 climate, tax fights.  The trajectory of Oregon’s 2019 legislative session likely will be set by voters this fall, as they choose lawmakers in a dozen races across the state. In closely […]
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Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

Salmon fishing remains fair on the lower Umpqua River at Winchester Bay. But few Chinooks or finclipped cohos are being caught. Bank anglers seem to be doing every bit as good as the boat anglers. Source: Pete Heley: Salmon season opens in lakes

The Search Is On For Every Bee Species In Oregon

No one knows just what bee species live in Oregon, which means we can’t even begin to track if they’re declining. A statewide project wants to change that. The European honey bee might suck up all the attention, but a true bee connoisseur will point you to the native species. From fuzzy bumble bees to […]
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PPS sees 1,800 percent spike in requests for public records

More awareness, email may partially explain uptick in formal requests for information from Portland Public Schools. Source: PPS sees 1,800 percent spike in requests for public records

Oregon legislative employee files federal lawsuit seeking equal pay

Cheyenne Ross, an analyst for the Legislative Policy and Research Office, already has a lawsuit pending in Marion County Circuit Court. A woman who researches and develops policy for the Oregon Legislature filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday, accusing the state of paying her less than male co-workers with similar qualifications and job duties. Source: […]
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Gun laws are hard, but what about ammo? | Opinion

Back in June, supporters of a ballot initiative to prohibit the sale of semiautomatic firearms and large-capacity magazines pulled the plug. They had run out of time to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot. But the dangers associated with such weapons have not gone away. If passing gun laws is too hard, […]
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Oregon considers more funding to address water problems

The Oregon Legislature is considering allocating more than $1.2 million to better equip state agencies to respond to algal toxin contaminations. The Statesman Journal reports the increased funding stems from Salem’s drinking water crisis earlier this year when city public works officials discovered elevated levels of cyanotoxins. Source: Oregon considers more funding to address water […]
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Oregon may crack down on dairies following Lost Valley debacle

The state’s second-largest dairy has repeatedly violated its permit, allowing manure to overflow storage lagoons and seep into soil. Source: Oregon may crack down on dairies following Lost Valley debacle