The proposals came with no estimate of how much they would save, which could come as early as next week.
Oregon’s government has agreed to drop several defenses against a class action lawsuit brough
Senate Republican leader Ted Ferrioli had been calling for the freeze.
Under legislative rules, most bills not yet passed from one chamber to another are now dead for the session.
The department has been sued by families of patients with intellectual or developmental disabilities who had services cut by the state.
A bill that would allow biotech patent holders to be sued for unwanted GMO presence in Oregon has survived a crucial deadline.
A bill that would impose an annual water rights fee has passed the House Energy and Environment Committee without a specific amount.
The legislation by a task force convened by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum now heads to the House.
About 350,000 Oregonians would no longer be eligible for coverage under the recent Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion.
Bills that would impose new regulations on dairy air emissions and notification requirements for forestry pesticide sprays have failed.
The legislation would create a specific fund and advisory board. Seven voting members appointed by the governor would make grants and loans intended to spur economic development.
A bill by Sens. Boquist and Burdick would create an extreme risk protection order process for people who are a danger to themselves and others.
The state has more than 250 boards and commissions, some of which venture deep into bureaucratic esoterica.
A bill requiring solar developers to conduct an alternatives analysis before siting projects on high-value farmland has died.
A proposal to create the Oregon Industrial Hemp Commission, which would fund promotions and research, has passed an initial committee, along with bills funding the battle against sudden oak death and creating a farmland preservation fund.
A battle over Oregon’s statewide pre-emption of local GMO regulations has died in the House and Senate.
An exemption to Oregon’s wetland fill-removal law has passed a key committee with a “do pass” recommendation for a House floor vote.
A battle over Oregon’s statewide pre-emption of local GMO regulations has died in the House but continues in the Senate.
The proposal is in an amendment to Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s bill to discourage racial profiling.
Democrats charge Buehler failed to disclose consulting fees, but ethics commission told his office it wasn’t required.
A bill requiring water measurement devices for Oregon irrigators has passed the House Energy and Environment Committee.
Lawmakers say leaky medical marijuana program needs tighter rules if it hopes not to run afoul of federal guidelines.
ODFW doesn’t believe the low growth is a trend, offers explanations and emphasizes the count includes only confirmed wolves.
The secretary of state wants to change state election rules, extending to 10 years the time Oregonians can be kept on the active voter rolls without voting.
Quarterly forecast will give lawmakers last picture of state’s finances before session ends.
Various donated amenities provide Oregon Lottery headquarter employees workplace diversions.
Five bills would relax Oregon land use rules to spur rural development.
The group wants authority over the ODOT director to go back to the OTC, a website to track project, tighter contracts.
April 18 is the last day bills can move out of committee, and work sessions on various plans to reduce retirement costs have yet to be scheduled.
Efforts to expand early release program had hearings Tuesday and Wednesday.
A bill directing $5.6 million for Oregon’s farm-to-school program has passed a key committee.
A new hurdle has been proposed for commercial solar projects on high-value farmland in Oregon.
Governor intervenes to get lawsuit dropped, and records of former psychiatric patient accused of new murder released.
To boost economic development, Brown said she wanted to invest in infrastructure such as affordable housing, roads and water treatment; and invest in “innovative technologies” and workforce development.