Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Editorial: We need to talk about big-picture education reforms

Oregon is failing its public school students. We’ve known this for years. Talking about it hasn’t helped. Occasional infusions of cash from the Legislature have only been hindered by budget cuts in subsequent years. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Editorial: We need to talk about big-picture education reforms

A LETTER OF CONCERN

City of Wilsonville expresses uneasiness about Aurora Airport legislation and the potential traffic impacts it might bring Source: A LETTER OF CONCERN

Self-Driving Cars Are Coming. Oregon Isn’t Ready.

The Oregon Legislature is beginning to grapple with autonomous vehicles. They’ve got a long way to go. Source: Self-Driving Cars Are Coming. Oregon Isn’t Ready.

Editorial: A tax should be called a tax

The Oregon Legislature suffers from a seemingly incurable case of twistedness on taxes.A tax is almost never called a tax. It is whirled and spun into something else — anything but calling a tax a tax. For instance, the Legislature declared in 2017 the health care tax to help fund Medicaid was not a tax. […]
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Bill would remove State Board of Education member

A bill by Rep. Margaret Doherty, D-Tigard, would effectively remove Kim Sordyl, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s designee as non-voting member of the state education board. Source: Bill would remove State Board of Education member

Lawmakers unveil ‘cap and invest’ carbon pricing bills

Lawmakers will raise the curtain Wednesday on the main feature of the Oregon Legislature’s 2018 short session, offering the first public review of a pair of bills designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the state and its residents adapt to climate change. Source: Lawmakers unveil ‘cap and invest’ carbon pricing bills

Legislation reducing Oregon carbon emissions set for 2018 session

Drafts of 2 bills aimed at reducing Oregon’s carbon emissions provide a first look at what’s expected to be the biggest issue of the 2018 Legislature. Source: Legislation reducing Oregon carbon emissions set for 2018 session

Former long-time Oregon Rep. Bob Jenson dead at 86

Bob Jenson, former long-time state representative for eastern Oregon, died this weekend at the age of 86. Source: Former long-time Oregon Rep. Bob Jenson dead at 86

Top 10 Oregon political stories of 2017

It was a busy year in Oregon politics, and The Oregonian/OregonLive reporters covering the state Capitol and Portland City Hall published nearly 600 stories as part of their watch over government for you. In Salem, lawmakers passed a $5.3 billion transportation plan, prosecutors dropped criminal investigations of former Gov. John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes, and […]
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Our Opinion: Sex harassment dialogue overdue

It’s now clear that for men who work in the public eye, a credible allegation of sexual harassment, backed up by solid reporting, is now enough to derail a career. Many of Oregon’s biggest stories of 2017, from the blue-state backlash against President Trump and his war on “sanctuary cities” to the ongoing affordable housing […]
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