In a four-hour session, a new legislative panel heard testimony about the wide-ranging impacts of addiction, with drugs like fentanyl challenging treatment in every part of Oregon.
Author: By Julia Shumway – Oregon Capital Chronicle
House Republicans chose Rep. Jeff Helfrich, R-Hood River, as the new leader last week after former leader Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville, stepped down.
Senate Minority Leader Tim Knopp, R-Bend, also wants to bring back a bill requiring more thorough assessments of the risk sex offenders will rape again.
Landlords subject to Oregon’s rent control law can increase rents 10% in 2024, the Department of Administrative Services announced Tuesday. That’s the maximum allowed under a new law passed this year that sought to prevent most double-digit rent increases in years of high inflation. A 2019 law capped rent increases[Read More…]
Oregon Republican Rep. Cliff Bentz serves on one of the three committees involved in a newly launched impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
Republican senators whose walkouts stalled the last legislative session are asking the Oregon Supreme Court to review the voter-approved law that now prevents them from seeking reelection.
Oregon gives up its long run of banning self-service gasoline as governor prepares to let new legislation take hold. The impact isn’t as great in rural Oregon, where special rules have allowed self-service.
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled the latest gun measure is legal. But Measure 114 remains remains on hold until at least September as a separate state court case proceeds.
Toledo reserve police officer Gary LaVaughn Sumpter was shot and killed in 1969 while trying to defend a wounded state trooper. A belated honor for him is on hold in the Oregon Legislature.
Republican legislators, including state Rep. Greg Smith, announced a hunt for government corruption. Instead, senators were lectured Thursday by citizens to quick their boycott.