The 2011 Oregon Legislature established a new Board of Body Art Practitioners. The board will oversee a hodge-podge of 'body arts,' from tattoos and ear piercings to laser hair removal and designs burned into the skin.
With a plan to reduce the size of Oregon's popular and unique "kicker" tax rebates languishing in the state Senate, Democrats in the House are turning to a strategy their party has used successfully recently: Tapping the rich.
PORTLAND, Ore. - The top education adviser to Gov. John Kitzhaber says the governor’s proposed education investment board that would be formed in his office is not about taking local control away from parents and teachers but about creating a...
Springfield public schools superintendent Nancy Golden, senior education policy adviser to Kitzhaber, said the governor’s proposed Oregon Education Investment Board is “basically a budgeting to outcome process.”
Any discussion of the state's ruinous boom-or-bust fiscal cycles has to start with reform of the state's "kicker" system, which refunds money to taxpayers when state revenue exceeds projections by 2 percent or more.
From a press releaseOregon Senator Frank Morse will be speaking at the annual banquet of Northwest Christian University’s Friends of the Library at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 5. in the Banquet Room of Burke-Griffeth Hall on the NCU campus. Senator...
As the Oregon Legislature gathers this week for its second go-round at a special short session, one of the main subplots to watch will be this one: Will legislators succeed in making a case for annual sessions?