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Oregon sues to obtain stats on DACA arrests
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Oregon sues to obtain stats on DACA arrests
Oregon joins nine other states to demand federal agencies hand over information on the number of Dreamer arrests and the location of their detentions.

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Forestry Department wants more money for fires
Forestry Department wants more money for fires
The Oregon Department of Forestry estimates that the 2017 fire season has so far cost it $38.9 million.
State economists: Prison population declining from new programs
State economists: Prison population declining from new programs
Forecast indicates that programs lawmakers enacted earlier this year are already working to curtail influx of prisoners and avoid the need for a second women’s prison.
Governor renews push for closing gun ownership loopholes in 2018
Governor renews push for closing gun ownership loopholes in 2018
It’s unclear the Legislature will pass the measures in the upcoming short session when it failed to do so last year.
Petitioners submit signatures for provider tax referral
Petitioners submit signatures for provider tax referral
Health care advocates, unions and many Democratic legislators argue that as many as 350,000 may see reduced benefits, or may be cut from the program altogether.
Poll: Majority oppose state tax on health care
The online survey by icitizen gauged Oregonians’ opinions on a state health care tax to fund Medicaid and other new policies.
Audit: DHS should improve oversight of in-home care
Auditors from the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office said the Oregon Department of Human Services should take “immediate action” to improve in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in a program serving about 13,000...
Poll: Half have unfavorable view of Brown, but would reelect her
Poll: Half have unfavorable view of Brown, but would reelect her
The survey of 645 respondents, paid for by icitizen, is the first glimpse into the mindset of Oregonians more than a year before the November 2018 gubernatorial election.
Petitioners appeal provider tax ballot title
Three Republican lawmakers are challenging aspects of the health care financing scheme passed during the last session.
Federal tax reform plan could cost Oregonians
Federal tax reform plan could cost Oregonians
In 2015, Oregonians deducted nearly $5.9 billion in state and local taxes from their federal income taxes.
Supreme Court case could drain Oregon unions
Supreme Court case could drain Oregon unions
Legal experts say a challenge of mandatory union fees has a better chance with the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch.
Lawmakers seek reasons for prescription drug costs
Oregon Rep. Rob Nosse plans to propose a law requiring drug companies to explain steep increases in prices.
State says it’s too early to judge collection efforts
State says it’s too early to judge collection efforts
As of mid-2016, the state was owed about $3.3 billion in unpaid taxes, fees and fines, according to a December analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Office.
Speed of payments to Medicaid providers depends on many factors
Speed of payments to Medicaid providers depends on many factors
Medicaid serves 1.1 million Oregonians who meet certain income eligibility requirements. Oregon paid $6.7 billion to health care providers who saw Medicaid patients in 2016.
Engineers: Tear down $12 million Highway 97 overpass
Engineers: Tear down $12 million Highway 97 overpass
ODOT recommends scrapping the Wickiup Junction project in La Pine because underlying soil is unstable.
Gov. Kate Brown announces reelection bid
In her first campaign ad, Brown contrasts her administration to Trump’s policies.
Overturn of provider tax could cost state more than $840 million
A financial estimate of the impact of partial repeal of the law was approved, after some dispute over terminology, by a five-member committee of public officials at the Capitol Friday morning.

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