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

Measure 101: The $1.3 billion question

Referendum asks voters to approve or reject health provider tax

SALEM — To partisans on either side of the only issue on the special election … Read more

Cylvia Hayes faces $110,000 in fines

State ethics panels cites 22 violations as ‘First Lady’

SALEM — Former Oregon “first lady” Cylvia Hayes faces up to $110,000 in fines after … Read more

Greg Walden secretly settled disabled vet’s discrimination complaint

Congressman Greg Walden paid $7,000 in a secret settlement with a staff member to resolve … Read more

Bentz jumps from House to Senate

Ontario Republican chosen to replace long-time Sen. Ferrioli

Cliff Bentz, an Ontario Republican, will move from the House to the state Senate to … Read more

Supreme Court appointment is landmark in race relations

Adrienne C. Nelson is the first black person on state’s highest court

SALEM — The state’s first African-American member of the state Supreme Court became interested in … Read more

Capitol roundup: No holiday for Oregon politics

Special election, state races don’t break stride for New Year

SALEM — It’s just the first week of the first month of the year, but … Read more

Big expansion coming to Oregon bottle bill

Expanded deposit list includes kombucha, but not wine

SALEM — A 12-pack of kombucha cans will cost $1.20 more on Monday as the … Read more

Oregon has some new car laws

Driving-related changes and charges effective Jan. 1

SALEM — From pumping gas to pumping a bicycle pedal, new state laws will change … Read more

Walden: GOP tax bill provides ‘real relief’

A Republican-led tax overhaul will help middle-class Oregonians and boost economic growth but suffered from … Read more

OSU crosses fingers on new $39 million request

“New opportunity” but past setbacks show “anything can happen” supporters say

SALEM — The roller-coaster ride of state funding for OSU-Cascades took a sharp upward swing … Read more

DC turmoil slams Oregon

Plans for taxes, PERS upended by tax cut in Congress

PORTLAND — The future of reform on taxes, PERS, transportation and a host of other … Read more

Audit says Oregon Health Authority wasted $88M

Richardson slams ‘wasteful’ agency after releasing report

SALEM — A botched Oregon Health Authority program to fund services for the state’s neediest … Read more

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

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