The Oregon Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to make preliminary findings of violations. The vote prompts a period when the former governor can appeal or negotiate for a settlement.
Farmers may be expected to increase erosion control efforts due to stricter mercury pollution limits
Good news of nearly $100 million more in resources met with skepticism as lawmakers wrestle with pot
The Oregon House voted 37-to-23 Thursday to close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” i
An investigation report released Wednesday will be used as the basis for an ethics violation case against former Gov. John Kitzhaber.
The Oregon House has approved a bill requiring timely payments for all seed crops.
Legislative economists project that the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act — if Oregon law is static — could mean a $220 million hit to state revenues in the current two-year budget.
Party-line vote sends measure to Senate, but impact of a Constitutional right to health care is unclear.
Oregon regulators would study sequestering carbon in forests under a proposed bill.
A bill in the Legislature comes at a time when Equifax is under fire for failing to fully reveal the extent of a data breach last year.
Leaders consider an anonymous tipline to make it easier for accusers to come forward.
The ad, scheduled for debut Sunday, attacks Gov. Kate Brown for her response to failures at the state’s day care system.
Governor’s spokesman tells paper audits are political, but auditors fire back.
The change to endangered status will likely result in stricter logging limits on state forestland.
Roseburg Republican Sen. Jeff Kruse continued to deny the allegations of inappropriate touching while tendering his resignation Thursday, Feb. 8. The resignation is effective March 15.
A key lawmaker has killed off a proposal to eventually allow urbanization of 1,700 acres in Oregon’s Washington County that are currently in a rural reserve.
A bill that would increase compensation for livestock losses based on Oregon’s wolf population has survived an initial legislative deadline.
Senate Republicans said Wednesday, Feb. 7, they decided to accept Kruse’s offer to stay away from the state capitol building in the coming weeks.
A proposed law change would prohibit domestic violence offenders who have been dating partners from possessing a firearm and would enhance information sharing about attempt to obtain a gun illegally.
Report says Oregon’s licensing system could make it difficult to detect illegal activity.
The investigator’s report was made public Tuesday, a little more than three months after the first allegations of unwanted touching, made by a fellow state senator, came to light.
Legislators hope to plug a loophole that led appeals court to reverse conviction in girls’ deaths.
Oregon Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden and Republican Rep. Greg Walden have joined the call to close the digital divide in rural America.
An error in a 2017 land use bill would allow more “accessory dwelling units” on Oregon farmland, but lawmakers are being urged to correct the mistake this year.
Unclear what Legislature can do to fix myriad of problems facing the foster care system.
Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, is under investigation for alleged unwanted touching of female legislators.
Gov. Kate Brown’s speech on the state’s skills gap kicks off the 35-day 79th Legislative Assembly.
U.S. Attorney Billy Williams Friday convened a closed-door “marijuana summit” of elected officials, law enforcement and other stakeholders.
Oregon’s Department of Human Services has been “slow, indecisive and inadequate” in addressing chronic and well-documented problems in the state’s foster care system, auditors say.
Oregon Health Plan faces shortfalls in 2020 as federal share shrinks and parts of current funding package expire.
A report by the Oregon Civil Rights Council and the Oregon Justice Resource Center shows Measure 11’s mandatory minimum sentences have had a costly and harsh effect on taxpayers and the lives of youth offenders.
House Democrats have big agenda, Senate and Republicans have smaller goals.
Oregon legislative leaders expressed doubt that a bill to charge companies for their carbon emissions would have enough votes or time to be enacted this year.
A lawsuit over alleged rackeetering by marijuana growers has been settled, but a similar complaint was recently filed elsewhere in Oregon.