The bill passed Wednesday by the narrowest of margins after five hours of debate. The 31-29 vote sends the bill to Democratic Gov. Kate Brown, who has spoken favorably of it.
The Supreme Court heard arguments in the case Wednesday. The lawsuit seeks to limit financial assistance to people who live in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.
Oregon legislative Democrats voted Tuesday to change the way the state handles class-action lawsuits, a move that is likely to add millions to the price tag of a suit that the oil company BP lost last year.
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing their workers who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.
The Washington state House voted along party lines Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage — already the nation's highest — to $12 an hour over the next four years.
House lawmakers narrowly passed a bill Tuesday prohibiting employers from punishing employees who ask other employees about what they are paid, part of a package of bills designed to close the wage gap between male and female workers.
With the state Senate passing a bill to regulate medical marijuana, Washington's House of Representatives is preparing its own version of a pot-market overhaul, one that could cut prices at licensed recreational stores
The vapor from e-cigarettes and vaping pens could go the way of tobacco smoke. At least indoors anyway, if legislators and commissioners decide to include the electronic alternative to smoking in the indoor clean-air act.
The Oregon House overwhelmingly approved a bill Monday barring the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and prohibiting their use in bars, workplaces and other public spaces where cigarettes are also forbidden.
Nigel Jaquiss, a reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, and KATU’s Hillary Lake join host Steve Dunn to discuss the lawsuits surrounding Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, those personal emails Kitzhaber’s office asked to be deleted from state servers and the investigations into him and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
The agency in charge of implementing Oregon's legal marijuana program said Friday that medical and recreational pot should be subject to the same tracking and testing systems if they're to be sold in the same retail outlets.
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum said federal investigators have asked her to suspend her investigation into former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, while they conduct their own.
The state House passed the bill Friday in a 42-14 vote. It's likely to be the first bill that reaches Brown since she took office last week.
Oregon state senators voted unanimously Thursday to outlaw so-called revenge porn, when jilted ex-lovers distribute intimate photos that were shared consensually during a romantic relationship.
Oracle America Inc. has filed a lawsuit accusing former Gov. John Kitzhaber's campaign consultants of orchestrating the abandonment of the now-defunct Cover Oregon health insurance exchange portal to assist his re-election effort.