Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Ditching educational goals would be a step back for state, students: Editorial Agenda 2017

Rep. Paul Evans, D-Monmouth, and the Oregon Education Association have a curious solution for the state’s likely failure to meet the high-minded graduation goals it set six years ago: Get rid of the goals all together. Source: Ditching educational goals would be a step back for state, students: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive.com

Advocates, legislators seek more money for veteran services

Oregon veterans’ groups have been up in arms since the governor’s budget reduced allocations to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs from the state’s general fund and backfilled it with most of the lottery fund dollars set aside for veterans’ services by a voter-approved ballot measure. Source: Oregon Local News – Advocates, legislators seek more […]
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Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them

In 2011, Oregon lawmakers agreed on an ambitious goal: By 2025, the state should get all its young people to graduate from high school and 80 percent to earn a two- or four-year college degree. Source: Oregon lawmakers, sensing ambitious education goals out of reach, prepare to drop them | OregonLive.com

Proposed bill aims to raise smoking age

Proposed bill aims to raise smoking age Source: Proposed bill aims to raise smoking age

Draining Oregon: Lawmakers plan hearings on 3 water bills

Oregon lawmakers will hold a first hearing Wednesday on three bills designed to address the state’s long-standing inability to measure and study its groundwater supply, and how to pay for it. Source: Draining Oregon: Lawmakers plan hearings on 3 water bills | OregonLive.com

Legislators’ postage-paid ballot bill should be returned to sender: Editorial Agenda 2017

There are few minds that can rival Sen. Richard Devlin’s when it comes to his knowledge of the state’s budget – encyclopedic and precise, practically down to the decimal point. Source: Legislators’ postage-paid ballot bill should be returned to sender: Editorial Agenda 2017 | OregonLive.com

Tribal members and farm workers would get boost from federal and Oregon legislation

This is shaping up to be a good week for Oregon tribal members and farm workers desperate for safe and decent housing. Source: Tribal members and farm workers would get boost from federal and Oregon legislation

Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data

A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at the Oregon Legislature this week amid worries over a federal marijuana crackdown. Source: Oregon senate approves proposal to shield pot users’ data | The Seattle Times

Oil Train Bills | Legal Sudafed Again?

Two bills in the Oregon Legislature attempt to limit oil spills from trains running through the Columbia River Gorge. EarthFix reporter Tony Schick tells us more. Some Oregon lawmakers say pseudoephedrine should no longer be a Schedule III drug, requiring a prescription to obtain, but others argue that restricting access to to the decongestant is important […]
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 Bill would seal names of sex crime victims, witnesses

Civil rights activists, defense lawyers and journalists voiced concern Monday, March 20, over legislation that would give pseudonyms to sex crime victims and witnesses in grand jury indictments and keep their names out of public court records. Source: Oregon Local News – Bill would seal names of sex crime victims, witnesses