Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Oregon Capitol staffer faced sexual harassment, records show

A former Capitol staffer who filed what is so far Oregon’s only formal sexual harassment complaint lodged with legislative officials says she was unsatisfied with the way her complaint was handled and upset that her harasser was subsequently hired by another legislator. Source: Oregon Capitol staffer faced sexual harassment, records show

Salem lawmaker to resign for lobbying job

Rep. Jodi Hack, R-Salem, intends to resign from the Legislature to take a job as chief executive of the Oregon Home Builders Association effective January 1, according to a person with direct knowledge of the arrangement. Hack was not immediately available for comment Monday. The Oregon Home Builders Association generally pushes the Legislature to pass […]
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$1.7 billion transportation bond measure won’t make 2018 ballot

Portland-area voters won’t see a transit and road bond measure on their ballots in 2018. TriMet had hoped the bond measure would help fund its Southwest Corridor light-rail project. Source: $1.7 billion transportation bond measure won’t make 2018 ballot

Editorial: Brown is not queen of Oregon

Kate Brown is governor. She is not queen. She doesn’t faithfully discharge the duties of governor when she dictates important policy changes for the state and ignores the Legislature. Brown declared Monday that all new homes built by October 2020 must be equipped for solar. The same will apply to commercial buildings by October 2022. […]
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City of Bandon to hold hearing on siting of recreational marijuana facilities

BANDON – The City of Bandon is proposing to adopt an ordinance regarding the siting of recreational marijuana facilities within the light industrial and general commercial zones inside city limits. Source: City of Bandon to hold hearing on siting of recreational marijuana facilities

Oregon political group’s new director aims to help minority candidates win

State Library Ed. Note: Story included since it mentions minority legislators. A political action committee that recruits and advises candidates of color in Oregon hired its first state director this week. Ana del Rocío, a staffer for Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega Pederson, will start work as the head of Color PAC in January, according […]
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Oregon Senate has no plan to censure lawmaker accused of intrusive touching

Senate President Peter Courtney has no current plans for the Senate to vote to censure Sen. Jeff Kruse, Courtney’s spokesman said Wednesday. At least three women have accused Kruse of inappropriately touching them while at the Capitol. Source: Oregon Senate has no plan to censure lawmaker accused of intrusive touching | OregonLive.com

Legislature seeks analysis of its personnel policies

Legislative branch staff are putting together a competitive bid for an independent analysis of the Legislature’s personnel policies in the wake of allegations of harassment in the Oregon Capitol. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Legislature seeks analysis of its personnel policies

 Williamson: Ballot measure could ‘drastically change’ 2018 session

House Majority Leader Jennifer Williamson says that the outcome of the upcoming health care referendum could “drastically change” the 2018 legislative session. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Williamson: Ballot measure could ‘drastically change’ 2018 session

Another Oregon lawmaker accused of inappropriate touching

The leaders of the Oregon House of Representatives said Friday that they’ve fielded complaints of harassment against a male lawmaker in the House as well as male staff members and lobbyists. House Speaker Tina Kotek said two people made informal complaints to her about the conduct of Rep. David Gomberg. Source: Another Oregon lawmaker accused […]
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