Tag Archives: Oregon Legislature

Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio

Oregon state Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer, D-Portland, joins us to discuss a bill that would raise the age for tobacco use from 18 to 21. Source: Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age . Radio | OPB

 Oregon GMO liability bill survives Legislature’s deadline

A bill that would allow biotech patent holders to be sued for unwanted GMO presence in Oregon has survived a crucial deadline. Biotech patent holders would be legally responsible for losses caused by their genetically engineered crops in Oregon under a bill that’s survived a crucial legislative deadline. House Bill 2739 would allow landowners to […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Discusses Legislative Priorities During Visit to Southern Oregon

Governor Kate Brown wrapped up a two-day visit to southern Oregon with a presentation at a Rotary Club luncheon in Medford on Wednesday. She discussed what she’d like to see come out of the current legislative session. Source: Gov. Kate Brown Discusses Legislative Priorities During Visit to Southern Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio

Portland Meadows and the Oregon Lottery Desperately Seek Answers for a New Casino Across the River

Portland Meadows, the only commercial horse-racing track in Oregon, celebrated its 70th birthday last year. Source: Portland Meadows and the Oregon Lottery Desperately Seek Answers for a New Casino Across the River – Willamette Week

Legislative deadline kills hundreds of bills

Oregon’s 2017 Legislative session has passed its first major deadline, marking its official halfway point. Source: Legislative deadline kills hundreds of bills

New I-5 bridge? Oregon leaders say ‘no’ despite Washington interest

Oregon political leaders say the timing is wrong to restart planning to build a new Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River, despite the Washington legislature’s vote to do just that. Source: New I-5 bridge? Oregon leaders say ‘no’ despite Washington interest | OregonLive.com

Restraint, seclusion bill dies in current session

An attempt to ban the use of methods to physically restrain schoolchildren or confine them in seclusion rooms has failed in this year’s legislature. Source: Restraint, seclusion bill dies in current session

Gun-control bill gets second life Tuesday as legislative deadline looms

Gun-control legislation debated Monday morning had a new bill to call home by the afternoon. Source: Gun-control bill gets second life Tuesday as legislative deadline looms

In the race to find money, two bills to curb health care costs merit debate: Editorial

But two new bills are worthy of examination and debate. One, a two-pager that landed recently from House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, would seek to control what physicians and hospitals charge for care rendered to state agency employees. Source: In the race to find money, two bills to curb health care costs merit debate: Editorial […]
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Bills would stave off opening of second women’s prison

Several proposals in the Legislature would stave off the need to open an expensive second women’s prison in the midst of Oregon’s $1.6 billion revenue shortfall, according to initial projections. Source: Oregon Local News – Bills would stave off opening of second women’s prison