The Legislature needs more time to figure out a state education budget before it can properly reply to a contempt order from the Washington Supreme Court, the state attorney general told the high court Monday.
Local government officials and lobbyists told an Oregon legislative committee Monday that it would be too expensive and time consuming to comply with a proposal to strengthen the state's public records laws.
Mayor Charles Hayes will join Steve Dunn at 9 a.m. Sunday, May 3 for Your Voice Your Vote.
Possible new gun regulations are the straw that broke the camel's back for one grass-roots group. Now, some lawmakers in Salem are targets of a recall attempt. KATU's Steve Dunn talks to Norm Voshall, a representative from the group Oregonians for Social Accountability that's leading the recall charge against two lawmakers, and Jake Weigler, spokesman for Oregon Alliance For Gun Safety, a group that supports new gun regulations. Plus, a new poll shows how Governor Kate Brown stacks up against possible GOP candidates in the 2016 election. Steve Dunn talks to one of those Republicans, former state party chair Allen Alley.
Thousands of teachers and their supporters crowded the steps of the Washington state Capitol's legislative building for a rally Saturday morning to call for teacher pay raises, smaller class sizes and less standardized testing.
Gerri Badden, spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office, said the top federal prosecutor in Oregon resigned on Friday.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday called for a special session to start April 29 in order for lawmakers to finish work on a two-year state operating budget, but said that he wants budget negotiators in his office on Monday to get a head start.
A spokesman for Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday they believe the state has the authority to withhold pay from indicted state Auditor Troy Kelley, based on legal advice received from the state attorney general's office.
The Oregon Senate has backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.
Legislation expanding background checks will be getting a full House vote for the first time since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting after an Oregon House committee narrowly approved it on a party-line vote.
According to the audit, a little over a third of 51 rental properties that people posing as prospective renters visited or called reported some kind of unequal treatment.
Oregon lawmakers are holding a public hearing that will last at least seven hours on a bill expanding background checks to cover nearly all private gun sales..
The agency charged with getting Oregon’s recreational marijuana program off the ground asked for a 2-year, $10.5 million budget from the state Legislature.
An Oregon Senate committee advanced a vaccine bill ahead of a key deadline Tuesday, passing a measure that seeks to increase the number of immunized children and requires schools to publish vaccination rates.
Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is renewing an effort to push federal financial regulators to require that publicly traded companies disclose their political spending.