Correction A story headlined “The next year will be busy,” which appeared Sunday, Nov. 26, … Read more

Buehler and Brown on course to break spending record

Cash, wine and polls in Oregon governor’s race

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown and Rep. Knute Buehler, R-Bend, have together raised $5.3 million … Read more

Mark your political calendar; the next year will be busy

A marathon campaign ends with a sprint

SALEM — Elections come fast and furious in Oregon. It’s less than a year until … Read more

Perry withdraws from House seat consideration

Former Deschutes County Republican chair Bob Perry says he has withdrawn from consideration for the … Read more

OSU-Cascades seeking $39 million

Funding needed to get campus back on timeline

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades will seek $39 million in additional funding next year to … Read more

The veterans who serve in Oregon’s Legislature

Veterans in state House and Senate share a common experience

SALEM — They were Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines. Officers, non-coms and enlisted. Democrat … Read more

Trump fills 2 top fed jobs in Oregon

Agriculture officials named, but no U.S. attorney named

SALEM — The tempo of Trump administration appointments in Oregon has received a long-awaited jump … Read more

Change roils GOP in Salem

Veteran lawmakers move out, over and up

SALEM — With one year to go until the 2018 general election, a high-stakes game … Read more

Two Oregon Republicans head for the Legislative exit

Departures of Huffman, Ferrioli could leave parts of Central Oregon unrepresented

SALEM — An expected resignation and a surprise appointment will leave northern Deschutes and all … Read more

Capitol Round-up: Blue tide recedes from Deschutes Co.

Democrats dream big

The flood of Western Oregon Democrats in Deschutes County has receded with the end of … Read more

Capitol roundup: Referendum coming up, Democrats coming over

Voters will need to get out the parka and the mittens because the 2018 election … Read more

PERS Panel offers its $5 billion solutions

A final report should be on the governor’s desk by Nov. 1

A panel created to come up with ways to shave a $5 billion chunk off … Read more

Wyden talks about partisan rancor, healthcare, Trump and more

Hearings into Trump-Russia connections will go on

EUGENE — Ron Wyden probes his salad with a fork, turning the dark green leaves … Read more

Governor candidates close in the money race

Both campaigns say they’re happy with the blizzard of money coming in

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown and GOP frontrunner Knute Buehler are neck-and-neck in their fundraising … Read more

Capitol roundup: Oregon House seats up for grabs

Can GOP keep their House in order? Knute’s mail call, Wyden on guns

SALEM — Did you enjoy your holiday Monday? What? No time off for Indigenous Peoples’ … Read more

Gun control foes fail to put law on ballot

Opponents of health provider tax succeed with 80,000 signatures

Facing a make-or-break deadline Thursday, the fate of two controversial ballot measures took sharply different … Read more

Capitol roundup: Time’s up for tax vote

News of referendums, elections, and a unique state flag

SALEM — October is usually the quietest month of the year in the Capitol — … Read more

Capitol Roundup

A rifle raffle, early voting and a Sunriver summit for Democrats

If you are one of those people who doesn’t want to hear about the 2018 … Read more

Transit plan getting a green light

Bend gets Highway 97 fix, expanded bus service paid for by statewide taxes

SALEM — The state Transportation Commission began Friday to turn paper to pavement, starting to … Read more

Health fights fizzle in Salem

Procedural moves sedate debate on “tax” and agency scandal

SALEM — Democrats were able to snuff out two potentially volatile hearings on Wednesday through … Read more

Governor candidates at the Pendleton Round-Up

Oregon political roundup

It wasn’t quite “High Noon,” but the governor and the man who would be governor … Read more

State considers controversial carbon cap

GOP not sold on market pollution fix

SALEM — Oregon would join an air pollution “market” stretching from California to Quebec under … Read more

New initiatives target unions

Pair of proposals target public-sector unions

SALEM — A veteran anti-union activist filed a pair of proposed ballot measures Friday to … Read more

PERS panel close to finishing

Brown wants $5 billion in new revenue ideas by Nov. 1

Gov. Kate Brown’s special panel tasked with finding money to help pay for $24.5 billion … Read more

First day to file to run for state office moves slowly

Buehler campaign says he filed electronically Thursday

SALEM — Four minutes after midnight, Medford City Council member Kevin Stine, a Democrat, electronically … Read more

Capitol Round-up: Fire, fundraising, and a ‘no’ from Mike McLane on run for governor

Fires, elections mix in week of politics

Fire politics — Washington With over a half million acres burning, an all-Democratic controlled state … Read more

Carpenter explores gubernatorial run

Former Senate candidate identifies as conservative

SALEM — Republican businessman Sam Carpenter of Bend, a 2016 candidate for the U.S. Senate, … Read more

Bulletin story on Kate Brown term limit was incorrect

As the result of incorrect information provided by the elections division of the Oregon Secretary … Read more

Richardson won’t run for governor

Republican says he will remain Secretary of State

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson said Wednesday evening that he would not run for … Read more

Oregonians will get tax kicker in 2018

Strong economy triggers tax rebate

Oregon taxpayers will receive $464 million in “kicker” tax rebates triggered by the torrent of … Read more

Capitol Roundup

Summer money madness in Salem politics

SALEM — Now that the moon and the sun are done throwing shade on the … Read more

Oregon leadership split on level of Trump criticism

Top GOP uneasy with Trump

Oregon Republicans are among some party leaders across the nation openly critical of President Donald … Read more

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