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

Where were you in ‘82?

Capitol Report

Where were you in 1982? Ronald Reagan was president, the Cold War with the Soviets … Read more

Dems eyes on Bend in 2018

Party leader want to beat Buehler, flip his House seat

Jeanne Atkins is the chair of the Democratic Party of Oregon. A former secretary of … Read more

Buehler v. Brown not for sure

GOP primary is first test before run against governor

SALEM — State Rep. Knute Buehler slammed Gov. Kate Brown repeatedly over the past week, … Read more

Merkley says mercurial Trump roiling D.C.

Merkley sees danger in ever-shifting White House

EUGENE — President Donald Trump is pingponging so rapidly between issues and advisers that Congress … Read more

Political parties rev up for 2018 election

Oregon political round-up

Campaign 2018 erupted in Central Oregon last week when Bend’s resident surgeon-turned-statesman, Knute Buehler, announced … Read more

Bend could be ‘Ground Zero’ for GOP

Buehler’s departure could hand Democrats more control

SALEM — Bend is “ground zero” for keeping Democrats from becoming a legislative superpower in … Read more

Bend’s Buehler running for governor

GOP lawmaker takes on old rival: Gov. Kate Brown

Ending months of will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, Knute Buehler said Wednesday that he is running for governor … Read more

Brown calls Buehler, other opponents ‘Trumps-in-training’

Brown holds fundraising advantage over Bend lawmaker

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown wasted no time in responding to Knute Buehler’s candidacy for … Read more

Capitol roundup: 2018 vote edition

Like it or not, the next primary is just 8 months away

It’s been about eight months since the November 2016 general election. It’s about eight months … Read more

Oregon National Guard troops at ready for eclipse

Up to 150 soldiers available to respond to trouble

SALEM — The Oregon National Guard was authorized Thursday to call up 150 soldiers and … Read more

Political Round-Up

From bills to ballots as 2018 election take center stage

SALEM — The Legislature has adjourned and Congress is nearing its August recess. A traditionally … Read more

Bend dam rated high hazard

North Canal Diversion Dam is in populated area

A 105-year-old dam in Bend is on a list of 17 Oregon dams rated as … Read more

No Salem consensus on OSU-Cascades

Governor, House Speaker defend low building bonds

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades received so little funding from the legislature because state officials … Read more

Wyden: Keep pressure on Senate over Obamacare repeal

Senator says grassroots efforts saved the Affordable Care Act

REDMOND — Calls and emails from constituents temporarily saved the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Sen. … Read more

Batches of bills pass

Guns and taxes are speed bumps in marathon session

SALEM — During a day that was at once furiously fast and painfully tedious, the … Read more

Salem in bill-passing frenzy

Votes taken on over 50 bills, from roads to opiates

SALEM — With the finish line in sight, the Oregon Legislature put the pedal to … Read more

Lawmakers spend holiday working on logjam of bills

City could get $20 million for roads, $9.5 million for OSU

SALEM — Tuesday was Independence Day — except for the 30 men and women of … Read more

Frustration, fatigue highlight Legislature’s weekend work

Hard votes and harsh words in Capitol

SALEM — Frustration, fatigue and flashes of anger came to the surface during a rare … Read more

Legislature will work July 4

Backlog of big bills has Capitol in overtime

SALEM — Hot Coupon Mama and her “three-ring circus,” Donald Trump and Kansas, and lawmakers … Read more

Worker schedule change bill passed

Long days ahead as lawmakers deal with road, voting bills

SALEM — The morning after being told they will be working overtime Saturday and on … Read more

Road bill gets late session retread

Governor says a deal has been made with both parties

SALEM — The 10-year state road building and repair project, with an $8.2 billion price … Read more

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