Governor will sign tax ‘disconnect’ with D.C.

Move will save $250 million, Brown says. GOP calls it a tax hike

Gov. Kate Brown said Friday she will sign legislation to disconnect the state and federal … Read more

Merkley talks gun reform, public lands in Sisters town hall

Senator downplays presidential talk, says he’s focused on midterms

SISTERS — Speaking to a crowd of about 200 Central Oregonians in the Sisters High … Read more

2018 initiatives could include votes on guns, abortion, taxes

Initiatives are Oregon’s signature invention

SALEM — When backers of restrictions on assault weapons announced an initiative drive for the … Read more

Capitol roundup: Kitzhaber agrees to $20,000 ethics fine

Merkley looking at White House run? Richardson used controversial data firm

SALEM — A settlement agreement in the long-running scandal that brought down former Gov. John … Read more

The Oregonian places lien on home of Kitzhaber fiancée

Attempt to collect against Cylvia Hayes comes as she is set to appear at TEDxBend

The state’s largest newspaper has placed a six-figure lien against the Bend home of Cylvia … Read more

Wyden in Bend: ‘I believe things are starting to change’ on gun control

Senator hosts several hundred constituents at town hall meeting

The political climate around gun violence is starting to change, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., … Read more

Lineups are set for May primary election

Boddie and Helt will face-off in key state House race

SALEM — The candidates for Bend’s state House seat will run unopposed in their primaries, … Read more

GOP conclave in Salem eyes 2018 election

Dorchester Conference is America’s oldest annual political meeting

SALEM — Republicans descended into the state capital this weekend for the 54th annual Dorchester … Read more

OSU-Cascades funding OK’d by key panel

The $39 million for new academic building is almost assured

SALEM — A key committee in the Legislature approved $39 million in bonds for the … Read more

Legislature prepares for extra-short ‘short session’

OSU-Cascades funding on agenda before expected Saturday adjournment

SALEM — The Legislature’s “short session” is going to be extra short this year. In … Read more

Capitol News: Election hacking fears among day’s highlights

Plus bridge ban bill, another U.S. Rep. candidate, GOP conclave

SALEM — With the end of the 2018 legislative session peeking over the horizon, politics … Read more

‘Terroristic’ threat would be a felony under legislative action

Knopp asks for change in state law following Florida massacre

SALEM — Threatening to commit a terroristic act would be a felony under new legislative … Read more

OSU-Cascades asks lawmakers to back $39M for campus

University presidents ask for funds for all educational construction requests

SALEM — Oregon State University-Cascades supporters came to the Capitol on Friday to make a … Read more

Brown wants $14.5 million for foster care

Helt registers, Kruse questions, and cap-and-invest also on Capitol agendas

The Oregon Legislature passed the midway point of the 2018 session Thursday, but much of … Read more

Legislative session hits half-way point

Guns and greenhouse gas cap face decisive moments on Thursday

SALEM — Thursday is the half-time, the mid-point, the “hump day,” of the 2018 session … Read more

Capitol report: Big bucks and bandwidth

Helt closes money gap, disabled rights, Wi-Fi woes, and a 12th governor candidate

SALEM — Even a dusting of snow this week isn’t enough to cool off the … Read more

Oregon fiscal forecast: Sunny, with clouds

State says federal tax cut impact won’t be known until fall 2019

SALEM — A potential sea of red ink facing the state budget will evaporate, leaving … Read more

Report: Kitzhaber violated ethics law 11 times

Ex-governor could face up to $55,000 in fines for actions that led to resignation

SALEM — Former Gov. John Kitzhaber broke state ethics laws 11 times and could be … Read more

Bridge ban clears key hurdle in Salem

Bill to bar pedestrian span on Deschutes River clears its first committee

SALEM — A bill to ban a bridge over the Deschutes River cleared its first … Read more

Ethics reform bill sent to the House floor

‘Buehler Loophole Bill’ now has support of Knute Buehler

SALEM — The words “Knute Buehler” were never spoken during Thursday’s meeting of the House … Read more

Buehler backs ‘Buehler Loophole’ bill

Legislation to tighten ethics law gets first hearing

SALEM — Ethics legislation with a partisan past has the support of the lawmaker who … Read more

Overflow crowd packs bridge ban hearing in Salem

High-speed testimony ends with off-the-cuff remark from committee chairman

SALEM — An overflow crowd of activists, politicians, lobbyists and residents of Bend were in … Read more

Oregon sues feds over clean water

Also, comings and goings on campaign trail

SALEM — The state will sue the Trump Administration over its clean water policies, just … Read more

Tet Offensive at 50: Vietnam War’s greatest battle

U.S. won the 1968 battle, but lost the war

Fifty years ago this week, Americans watched a furious battle half a world away play … Read more

Brown: Bonds look good for OSU-Cascades

OSU-Cascades bonds appear good, GOP candidate in 54th, group joins bridge ban fight

SALEM — Sunday is the Super Bowl, a big day for Oregon football fans. But … Read more

Dems split on carbon cap timing

House leaders want action on cap-and-trade; Senate leaders say session likely too short

SALEM — Senate Democrats signaled Monday that there isn’t enough time in the short legislative … Read more

Voters pass tax on health care

Measure buoyed by a strong get-out-the-vote effort by proponents

SALEM — Measure 101, the health provider tax, appeared on its way to victory Tuesday … Read more

Bill ideas galore — but first, we vote

New bills unveiled despite uncertainty over Measure 101 vote

SALEM — Things will be in much sharper focus Wednesday for the Oregon Legislature. Oregonians … Read more

9 challengers have signed up to replace Walden in Congress

Walden has yet to register for the campaign, but has vowed to do so

SALEM — A retired merchant marine officer from Hood River. A stonemason from Parkdale. A … Read more

Capitol Roundup: Fires, Facebook and fight over Medicaid

Legislature has intermission between busy times

Lawmakers cleared out of the Capitol this week, though it’s more of an intermission between … Read more

Bridge ban bill, ballot measures on tap for lawmakers

‘Comm Days’ featured 37 hearings, major announcements

SALEM — After 37 committee hearings, major announcements by the governor and secretary of state, … Read more

Capitol roundup: Cannabis, candidates and the court

New Year brings new hopes and headaches in politics

SALEM — The snowflake decorations may still be on the light posts outside the state … Read more

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