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

Senate OKs Real ID bill

Oregon faces July 10 deadline for high-security license

SALEM — Oregon took the first big step Monday to beat a July 10 deadline … Read more

Tax overhaul sparks anger in Salem

House approves tax changes GOP calls illegal

SALEM — Round 3 of the tax fights at the State Capitol turned nasty on … Read more

Lawmakers pull plug on big bills

Tax and pension reform dead until 2019

SALEM — In a legislative stare down over taxes and public pensions, the Democrats blinked … Read more

Brown signs Bend bus plan

New law allows voters to approve regional transit taxes

SALEM — Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday signed into law a bill to allow the … Read more

Legislature OKs tax on health providers

Health bill goes to governor

SALEM — Three Senate Republicans joined Democrats to approve a $673 million health provider tax … Read more

Kitzhaber ethics probe reopened

State watchdog restarts Kitzhaber/Hayes inquiry

SALEM — Former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s feeling of being in the clear lasted less than … Read more

Capitol Round-up: Slow in Salem

Longest days, especially in Salem

Capitol Roundup Weeks left: 3 SALEM — Tuesday is the summer solstice, the longest day … Read more

Business tax up next in Salem

Legislature to vote on $900 million overhaul

SALEM — A contentious overhaul of the state’s business tax system is moving toward center … Read more

Legislature rushes to pass Real ID law

Want to travel by plane? Pay attention to Oregon ID deadline

SALEM — After a decade of stalls and false starts, Oregon has less than a … Read more

Single GOP ‘yes’ wins tax vote

Medford Republican is key to health provider tax

SALEM — In a preview of what is likely a month-long political slam-dance, the House … Read more

Five Oregon D.C. reps sue Trump

Group is among 200 lawmakers saying Constitution violated

SALEM — Five of the seven members of Oregon’s delegation to Congress have joined a … Read more

Capitol roundup: Salem headed for overtime?

Bickering over backlog of bills points to special session

Capitol Roundup Week of: June 12 Weeks remaining: 4 A mountain of legislation, a feud … Read more

Bend area officials back $8.2B state road bill

The plan would fund U.S. Highway 97 fixes — in 2021

SALEM — The Bend area would have to wait until 2021 to get a spot … Read more

Bus tax bill sent to Senate

Panel OKs plan for COIC to ask voters for future taxes

SALEM — A key Senate panel unanimously approved a bill to allow the regional council … Read more

Legislators rush on budget and more

Capitol roundup

Capitol Roundup Week of: June 6 Weeks left: 5 Like 90 Cinderellas racing to get … Read more

Ethics report says Buehler failed to report $12,500

Two other complaints by Democrats were unfounded

SALEM — The state ethics watchdog said Friday that Rep. Knute Buehler failed to report … Read more

Bridge bill sent to full Senate

Amendments to bill could open up new opposition

SALEM — A legislative fight over a possible pedestrian bridge across the Deschutes River beat … Read more

Bridge ban down to the wire

Senate panel has one day left to decide fate of bridge bill

SALEM — The battle over a bill to ban a bridge over the Deschutes River … Read more

Bus bill dodges deadline

Plan for votes on Bend area bus tax moves ahead

SALEM — A bill to allow the operator of Bend area bus service to seek … Read more

Bridges, buses, rent and roadkill on Salem agenda

State capitol round-up

Capitol roundup Week of: May 30 Weeks left in 2017 session: 6 The future of … Read more

Central Oregon bus bill goes to Senate

Cascades East could ask for property tax funding

A bill that would allow the regional agency that operates bus service in and around … Read more

Central Oregon lawmaker in running for federal prosecutor

Rep. Mike McLane has backing of Rep. Greg Walden

SALEM — House Minority Leader Mike McLane confirmed Thursday he is in the running to … Read more

Lower PERS return rates? Board to tackle politically fraught issue

Board members of Oregon’s public pension system will begin a politically fraught discussion Friday about … Read more

State impeachment plan OK’d

House votes to allow future impeachment of governor

SALEM — The Legislature would be able to impeach the governor under a proposed constitutional … Read more

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