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Apr 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM
The budget committee of the Oregon Legislature approved a Democratic bill curbing pension benefits for public employees in a party-line vote Friday, paving the way for decisions in the full House and Senate as soon as next week.
Feb 5, 2012 at 11:43 AM
The severity of state budget cuts comes into sharper focus this week, when economists tell the Legislature how much tax money they think Oregon will collect.
Feb 1, 2012 at 4:10 PM
As the Oregon Legislature convened Wednesday for the start of the session, key lawmakers proposed spending much of a $56 million dollar legal windfall to help patch a budget deficit and avoid cutting services for the sick and needy.
Mar 29, 2011 at 2:29 PM
The budget was released by the co-chairs of the Ways and Means committee. Lawmakers will now debate the proposal.
Mar 28, 2011 at 3:35 PM
Key state lawmakers have reached a bipartisan agreement on a framework for Oregon's next two-year budget and planned to release it publicly Tuesday.
Mar 3, 2011 at 3:52 PM
Hundreds of positions on Oregon state agency books go unfilled for months or even years. Agencies ask for them when they make their budget requests to the Legislature but sometimes keep the money without filling the job.
Nov 3, 2010 at 10:08 AM
Republicans appeared early Wednesday to be on their way to increasing their power in Oregon's statehouse.
Oct 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM
With voters scared about the economy and sour on incumbents, Oregon Democrats are at risk of losing their supermajority in the state Legislature. Republicans say the political climate favors their candidates and issues.
Oct 22, 2009 at 10:12 AM
In January voters will get a chance to vote on the state Legislature’s tax hikes on corporations and higher-wage earners, but opponents said the ballot titles and explainers are one-sided and confusing.
Oct 14, 2008 at 2:02 PM
Oregon is the only state in the nation where local tax increases and other funding measures on the ballot require not only the support of a majority of voters, but the participation of at least half the people registered to vote. Measure 56 would change that.
Mar 11, 2008 at 6:50 PM
When the deadline to file to run for political office in Oregon passed on Tuesday, Republicans were left without a candidate for several critical offices, including the attorney general's post and several races against state House and Senate...