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Jan 13, 2013 at 11:28 AM
The legislative tie that fostered a relatively collegial and bipartisan spirit in Salem for the past two years is coming to an end.
Oct 10, 2012 at 6:04 PM
Former state Rep. Betsy Close has been appointed to replace a retiring senator.
Sep 27, 2011 at 2:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to visit a Eugene company that employees 60 percent more workers now than a year ago.

Kitzhaber will tour Bulk Handling Systems on North Danebo Street.

KVAL News profiled the...
Sep 27, 2011 at 2:15 PM
Gov. John Kitzhaber plans to visit a Eugene company that employees 60 percent more workers now than a year ago.
Aug 13, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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.
May 26, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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.
May 7, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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...
May 6, 2011 at 8:57 AM
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.”
May 5, 2011 at 10:39 AM
The bill would ask voters to reduce the "kicker" checks they get when state revenue exceeds projections. In a compromise, lawmakers linked the changes to a reduction in capital gains taxes.
Mar 22, 2011 at 2:41 PM
The state Senate could vote as soon as Thursday on a bill that would allow some illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at Oregon universities.
Mar 4, 2011 at 1:02 PM
A bill that would allow undocumented Oregon youth to attend state universities at resident tuition rates drew hundreds of people Thursday to an emotional state Senate committee hearing.
Feb 14, 2011 at 9:10 AM
The bill would change the state motorcycle helmet law so that only persons under 21 are required to wear a helmet.
Mar 10, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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.
Feb 25, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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...
Feb 4, 2010 at 6:00 AM
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?