Tag Archives: Senate Bills

Make the Elliott a forest carbon research hub | Opinion |

The Clean Energy Jobs bill, which will create jobs while reducing Oregon’s carbon footprint from 60 million tons a year to 50 million tons by 2025, is percolating in Salem in preparation for the 2018 legislative session. Work on the bill — Senate Bill 1070 — comes as new survey data reveal that Oregon’s forests […]
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To help Coos Bay businesses, support clean energy | Editorial — Guest Opinion

My story is one example of many across Oregon of small business owners using clean energy investments to run their business more efficiency and save on costs. At 7 Devils Brewing Company, we seek to bring the inspiration of the Oregon coast to the tap. Our community is so defined by the sea; environmental stewardship […]
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Eugene workshop on tiny homes draws big interest

Attendees learn about the backyard housing alternative A daunting fact: More than 60 percent of Eugene households spend more than a third of their annual income to pay for housing. The increased demand for affordable housing has Lane County residents thinking big about living small, according to representatives from SquareOne Villages. Source: Eugene workshop on […]
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Lead law: City’s jurisdiction increases over dangerous lead-based paint, asbestos in residential demolitions

Before, neighbors had no way of knowing if a nearby demolition was releasing toxins If an old house in your neighborhood was recently demolished, there might have been no way for you to tell whether asbestos was flying around. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Lead law: City’s jurisdiction increases over dangerous lead-based paint, asbestos in […]
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Janet Stevens column: Legislative mistake on modified diplomas could have imperiled services

Special education is, in some ways, the Forbidden Forest of public education. Like Harry Potter’s dark and scary place, it’s endless and ever-changing, though its thicket is a set of rules and regulations, not trees. Even Oregon lawmakers can lose their way in this Forbidden Forest, as they did in the legislative session that ended […]
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Oregon carbon-limiting proposal would just need majorities to pass, legislative counsel says

Republicans have taken to referring to it as a tax, but a proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon could pass the Legislature with simple majorities — not three-fifths supermajorities — in the opinion of the state’s legislative counsel. Source: Oregon carbon-limiting proposal would just need majorities to pass, legislative counsel says – Portland […]
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Highlighting online dangers

Presentation at EOU shows the emotional, legal dangers of teen sexting. The Gilbert Center at Eastern Oregon University was filled with Union County’s public school seventh-graders Thursday as Allyson Pereira explained the dangers of teen sexting. Source: Highlighting online dangers; Presentation at EOU shows the emotional, legal dangers of teen sexting

Children With Incarcerated Parents Get Bill of Rights in Oregon

One in 14 children in the U.S. has one or both parents in prison — and those children are four times more likely to end up in jail themselves. They also drop out of school at a higher rate and, if they are in foster care, are 65 percent more likely to become homeless once […]
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‘Make sure every student graduates from high school with a plan for their future’

Oregon Governor Kate Brown visited Lane County on Thursday to celebrate the passage of two newly-signed bills, SB 5516 and HB 2246. In part, the legislation will appropriate money from the General Fund to the Department of Education. Source: ‘Make sure every student graduates from high school with a plan for their future’ | KVAL

New law puts charter school students in play

Charter schools in Medford are praising a new law that allows charter students to participate in extracurricular programs — including sports — in the district, but that victory comes with a price tag. Under Senate Bill 208, districts may not deny charter students from participating in interscholastic activities, but districts can charge up to 5 […]
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