Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect

Since the passing of Senate Bill 415, Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse and neglect. Source: Salem-Keizer School Board members are now mandatory reporters of child abuse, neglect

Our View: Salem-Keizer sets troubling precedent

Oregon’s second-largest school district just pulled off a legal shenanigan, allowing its superintendent to collect both her salary and her pension while on the job. The Salem-Keizer School Board let Superintendent Christy Perry retire one day and promptly rehired her the next morning with what amounts to double compensation. Source: Our View: Salem-Keizer sets troubling […]
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Salem-Keizer Supt. Christy Perry retires, is rehired within hours

For a brief moment at the start of 2020, Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ Superintendent Christy Perry was retired.  Perry filed her retirement paperwork on Dec. 31, effective Jan. 1. She was able to be rehired mere hours later because of Oregon’s new Public Employees Retirement System’s benefits incentive, permissible under Senate Bill 1049. Source: Salem-Keizer Supt. Christy Perry retires, is […]
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Plastic bag ban, ‘Idaho stop’ among new Oregon laws taking effect Jan. 1

Starting Jan. 1, 328 laws passed by the Oregon Legislature during the 2019 legislative session will take effect. Here are 11 you should know about. Source: Plastic bag ban, ‘Idaho stop’ among new Oregon laws taking effect Jan. 1

Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving lives

Elmonica fifth graders behind Oregon’s new ‘Beagle Bill’ will be honored at a Jan. 13 ceremonial bill signing. Source: Beaverton students learn a civics lesson in saving lives

Health care bill widens disparities for minorities, emboldens insurance industry | Opinion

Legislators may revive a bill that would help insurance companies profit at the expense of low-income Oregonians who rely on treatment for kidney failure, writes E.D. Mondaine, president of the NAACP Oregon, Alaska and Washington. Source: Opinion: Health care bill widens disparities for minorities, emboldens insurance industry

Oregon Law Meant To Help Mentally Ill Has Ended Up Putting More Of Them On The Street

Oregon’s new law designed to direct suspects with a mental illness to a state hospital is leaving some behind. Those charged with misdemeanors don’t always qualify. That’s raised some alarms. Source: Oregon Law Meant To Help Mentally Ill Has Ended Up Putting More Of Them On The Street

Return envelopes to have pre-paid postage for 2020 elections

Mailing in election ballots will be easier for voters in 2020. Source: Return envelopes to have pre-paid postage for 2020 elections | Government and Politics | theworldlink.com

Opinion: Youths accused of even serious crimes deserve anonymity

On the internet, our past selves live forever. For most of us, and in particular for younger people who have always been online, that means the preservation of everything from major life events to cringe-making photos and comments. But for a particular group of young people, there will be no escaping the repercussions of the […]
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Home Builders support more housing of all kinds

Speakers at the 2020 Housing Forecast talk about the need for missing middle housing, but wonder who is going to build it Source: Pamplin Media Group – Home Builders support more housing of all kinds