Inmates at the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution stitched hundreds of miniature state flags. When the Oregon Legislature convened last week for the 2013 session, lawmakers found them planted on the corner of their desk.
Key legislative leaders have agreed not to close prisons or cut funding for schools, but a compromise budget plan would lay off State Police detectives and further tighten the belt on safety-net programs for needy families.
Senate President Peter Courtney and Co-Speakers Bruce Hanna and Arnie Roblan said the portrait was removed from the capitol out of respect for the former Oregon governor's sexual abuse victim, who recently passed away.
Changes to Oregon's kicker law should have bipartisan support, the state Senate's top leader said Monday as lawmakers held their first hearings on modifying the popular tax program to save for tough budget times.
From a press release
The Oregon House of Representatives Tuesday unanimously passed House Concurrent Resolution (HCR) 10, honoring the University of Oregon football team on their outstanding 2010 season, which ended with an undefeated regular season...