Sen. Rod Monroe, D-Portland, has so far opposed a bill to outlaw no-cause evictions but has proposed changes he can accept.
Oregon’s wineries and food processors oppose a bill that would limit work weeks to 72 hours,
The bill, previously passed by the House, is expected to raise $600 million to help pay for the state’s expanded Medicaid program.
State watchdog had put case on hold, but will take up again in wake of criminal probe’s recen
The state’s largest teachers’ union collects 1,000 signatures for two tax reform measures aimed at funding education.
The Columbia River Fisheries Transition Fund, a 2013 creation of the Legislature, was supposed to set aside $500,000 every two years to provide financial assistance to commercial gillnetters through 2019.
Republicans accuse Democrats of ‘trampling on the constitution’ by passing tax measure without a supermajority.
Changing existing corporate income tax rates may be easier than passing a new tax.
Kitzhaber and Hayes had been under investigation by federal authorities, including the justice department, the IRS and the FBI, for more than two years.
The tax will bring in an estimated $600 million a year to offset the cost of expanded Medicaid coverage.
A bill recently passed by the Oregon Legislature allows farmers to pay piece-rate workers the state minimum wage for missed worktime due to illness.
Democrat’s plan would eventually replace corporate income taxes with a business activities tax on sales of more than $3 million.
A bill proposing to raise fees on many Oregon water rights transactions by nearly 16 percent has unanimously cleared the Subcommittee on Natural Resources of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means.
Democrats in the Legislature have proposed raising more than $500 million a year with a new tax on businesses sales.
Legislators say collection actions that single out kids when their parents don’t pay lunch bills are unacceptable.
The bill, which bans ‘balanced billing’ by health care providers, is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown for her signature.
From paying the Common School Fund to developing a management plan, keeping the Elliott in public hands is an expensive proposition.
A package of new taxes on health care providers, insurance premiums and coordinated care organizations is expected to raise $673 million to offset increases in Medicaid costs.
Legislators said the bill was intended to accelerate reporting information that should have been part of a state initiative to set up a statewide data system to track students’ progress from preschool to postsecondary school.
Government agencies would have to respond in five days to acknowledge receipt of request, then provide documents in 10 days or explain why they can’t.
Oregon wolf discussion includes livestock kills, poaching, local management and more.
Although the measures provides more money than Gov. Brown’s proposal, unions and other critics say the bill falls short.
The proposal would temporarily increase corporate income taxes in 2017 and 2018, and replace them with a corporate activity tax in 2019.
Federal environmental statutes, such as the Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act, don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion lawsuit that alleges insufficient logging.
The agreement, five weeks before the legislative session’s end, would raise $900 million in the next two years.
Sen. Brian Boquist accuses unions of political blackmail over testimony at hearing on state transportation funding bill.
Bill approved by both chambers allows parks director to change fees at state parks.
Forestry department fire managers fear solar eclipse watchers could pose a threat.
Hearing on transportation package brings testimony on urban road, transit improvements.
Members of the Joint Ways and Means Committee voted to approve the $8.2 billion, two-year budget Tuesday.
A 0.1 percent payroll tax for transit is one of several that help fund the $8 billion, 10-year package of transportation projects.
Public employee unions say some of the measures go too far, while GOP and biz groups argue they don’t go far enough.
Despite a $1.4 billion revenue shortfall in the state budget, Gov. Kate Brown repeated her goal of increasing the number of people enrolled in the Oregon Health Plan without decreasing coverage.
The proposed ballot measures would make it easier for the Legislature to increase business taxes, and impose a .95 percent gross receipts tax on certain corporations.