The Democrats in charge of writing a new state budget said Friday they're casting aside proposed tax increases and public-employee pension cuts and will begin advancing early pieces of a spending plan for the next two years.
A victim of sex trafficking came to Portland when she couldn't find help anywhere else, but the services to keep her safe are facing funding cuts.
Some voters might have noticed that in the Washington County voter guide there are no arguments listed against the fluoride measure, even though there are many arguments for it. That has people asking why, including one viewer who wrote to ask us on Facebook.
As lawmakers wrap up their first week of a special legislative session, Senate majority leaders have asked that more than 30 bills be considered as part of the budget discussions.
A slow, steady economic recovery means the state treasury will take in more money than previously expected, economists said Thursday, but the news did little to thaw an impasse over pension cuts and tax increases.
The poll, which was conducted by Survey USA and released just five days before the election, shows that 53 percent of likely voters are against fluoridating the water. Just 40 percent of likely voters are for the measure, while eight percent are still undecided.
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill barring bosses from demanding employees or job applicants turn over their Facebook passwords and other social media login information.
The state released preliminary draft rules Thursday on the emerging recreational marijuana market, covering an array of topics ranging from how pot should be grown and tested for quality assurance to what types of security should be required at state-licensed pot businesses.
There's no watering it down. The proposal to add fluoride to Portland's drinking water has sparked passionate debate and divided many Portlanders.
A state House committee heard brief testimony Wednesday but took no action on a bill that would make coaches personally liable for the university's legal fees and other costs if they "intentionally or recklessly" commit a major NCAA rules violation.
Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek is backing off her refusal to allow steeper cuts to public-employee retirement benefits.
Some Washington residents may see lower insurance premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, with proposed plans released Tuesday countering concerns expressed by the insurance industry just a year ago.
The Oregon House voted Tuesday to extend a tax on hospitals and nursing homes that provides a big portion of the state budget for health care.
Senators on Tuesday passed a bill that would prohibit prospective employers from demanding access to a person’s social media accounts. House Bill 2654B passed the Oregon Senate by a 28-1 vote with one excused vote. The bill will now go to the Oregon House for a vote.
Mayor Charlie Hales proposed a new deal that would allocate money to Portland schools for art teachers and programs before the next school year, despite the legal challenges to the Portland arts tax.