Oregon’s absent Republicans might turn to crowdfunding to challenge ballot measure
Lawmakers boycotting this session created a new political committee to raise money off the walkout. That money can't be used to challenge a new law that could bounce them from office.
Oregon’s Republican-led Senate walkout enters crucial 10th day, meaning penalties for 3 lawmakers
With weekend negotiations proving fruitless, three senators will now be blocked from running for reelection.
Measure 113 would make legislative walkouts much harder in Oregon
Ballot Measure 113 is a union-pushed response to recent Republican walkouts. It would create a major political consequence for lawmakers for refuse to come to work to block votes.
Supporters of Oregon bill to address unclaimed veterans remains will try again
The bill would direct county governments to work with mortuaries to identify unclaimed remains of veterans and start the process to arrange for burial in a national cemetery.
A measure to curb legislative walkouts has qualified for Oregon’s November ballot
If passed, the measure would prevent lawmakers with 10 or more unexcused absences from seeking re-election.
Oregon Democrats revive proposal to give low-wage workers economic impact checks
New plan aims to get $600 checks to nearly 260,000 Oregonians facing economic struggles due to the pandemic.
Oregon House gets a new leader as 2022 ‘short’ session begins
Rep. Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, became the state's first new House speaker in nearly a decade.
Former House Minority Leader Christine Drazan is resigning from Legislature
Former House Minority Leader Christine Drazan, a Republican who wasn’t afraid to use legislative tactics to leverage power for her caucus, will resign from the Legislature at the end of this month.
Here’s what Oregon lawmakers expect to accomplish when they convene in Salem Monday
A bipartisan deal negotiated this week could allow $215 million for rent assistance and eviction protections — as well as nearly $200 million in other spending — to sail through the state Legislature.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown floats $200M legislative package aimed at diversifying state’s workforce
Gov. Kate Brown told attendees at Monday’s Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit 2021 that racial justice will play a key role in Oregon’s post-pandemic economic recovery, starting with legislation she’s proposing for February 2022.