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

Bus tax bill sent to House floor

COIC would be allowed to pitch tax plan to voters

SALEM — The operator of Bend’s regional bus service could ask voters to approve property … Read more

Self-service gas bill approved

Governor gets bill to end full-service gas in 15 counties

SALEM — Crook and Jefferson counties could lose one of Oregon’s signature quirks — the … Read more

Central Oregon bus tax would need local OK

Levies for East Cascades Transit would require vote in each city

SALEM — The regional council that runs the Cascades East Transit bus service — which … Read more

Buehler slams Trump on Facebook

Bend lawmaker breaks ranks with GOP, praises probe

SALEM — Rep. Knute Buehler’s long Facebook post criticizing President Trump is making the rounds … Read more

Budget deadline looming

Salem has less than two months to close $1.4 billion gap

SALEM — Oregon, take your pick: 1. Fewer state services. 2. Higher state taxes and … Read more

Walden won’t oppose Trump

Oregon’s lone GOP rep in D.C. waiting for what’s next

Oregon’s lone Republican congressman said Monday he would not join the rest of the Oregon … Read more

Democrat-backed bill targets ‘Buehler Loophole’

Supporters say bill would tighten reporting requirements on income

SALEM — The Democratic Party of Oregon is upping its campaign against Rep. Knute Buehler, … Read more

State honors Bend WWII hero

Resolution salutes Medal of Honor recipient

SALEM — When Bob Maxwell saved several men in his Army unit by jumping on … Read more

Bridge ban hearing draws big crowd

Over 330 comment on Deschutes River bridge ban

SALEM — A Senate hearing about a small bridge over the Deschutes River drew a … Read more

Senate takes up Deschutes bridge ban

Public hearing comes as Knopp plans amendment

SALEM — The state senator representing Bend says a proposed pedestrian bridge over the Deschutes … Read more

Legislative panel unveils wish list for highway funds

Transportation funding package could include higher gas tax, tolls, vehicle fees

SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Monday rolled out an ambitious plan to find billions in … Read more

Democrats reject Richardson plan for redistricting panel

GOP told 2020 plan is DOA

SALEM — Oregon Democrats say Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s brand-new political redistricting plan for … Read more

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