Thursday Mar 6
Oregon Legislature could adjourn Friday after OHSU bonds, budget bills advance
After a long week of frustrations and delays, the Oregon Legislature appears to be on track to wrap up business Friday by signing off on budget adjustments, $200 million in bonds for Oregon Health & Science University and other remaining bills.
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Mon Mar 03, 2014
Cover Oregon: Legislature's budget committee approves two bills
Two bills on Cover Oregon , the state's troubled health insurance exchange, are headed to the House and Senate floors after the Legislature's main budget committee approved them Monday.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Oregon Legislature's high-speed annual session draws fire
Maybe it's the influence of the recent Winter Olympics, but listening to the hallway chatter about Oregon's annual legislative sessions is like channeling Nancy Kerrigan after her 1994 knee-whacking.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Oregon House ends week early after medical marijuana showdown
House Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, and House Minority Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, confer before a meeting of the joint special session committee Sept.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Powell Butte reservoir failing leak tests
The Powell Butte Reservoir will hold 50 million gallons of water. But first, it has to pass testing - and it's not.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Oregon House Republicans elect John Davis deputy leader in place of Julie Parrish
Rep. Vicki Berger, R-Salem, who isn't seeking re-election will rejoin the leadership team as assistant Republican leader.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Oregon legislators take shots for charity
House Minority Leader Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, defeated Speaker Tina Kotek, D-Portland, by outscoring the speaker in two out of three rounds.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Cover Oregon: IT contracting oversight bill passes Oregon House
After more than half an hour of debate, the Oregon House approved a bill to require independent oversight on large information technology projects in an attempt to avoid a repeat of Cover Oregon's botched rollout.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Oregon political quotes of the week: Stinking pigs and train wrecks
"If I had a daughter I was going to name her Courtney Courtney." Senate President Peter Courtney makes our quotes of the week.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
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The City Says it Has 'Very Broad' Authority to Spend Utility Funds. A ...
The city has "very broad discretion" in how it uses the money you pay in water and sewer rates every three months.
Tue Feb 11, 2014
Problem gambling bills pass Oregon House, could reshape state lottery's mission
For years, Rep. Carolyn Tomei , D-Milwaukie has waged a mostly futile effort to rein in the Oregon Lottery, holding it responsible for addicting and ruining tens of thousands of players.