Local Politics

Politics Oregon reports strong job growth, lower unemployment rate
The December unemployment rate fell to 6.7 percent, the state Employment Department said Wednesday, a result of strong job gains in the last three months of 2014 and a slackening in the rush to rejoin the workforce.
Politics Oregon legislative leaders propose boost in education budget Oregon legislative leaders propose boost in education budget
Oregon's Democratic legislative leaders on Wednesday proposed a nearly $600 million increase in funding for primary and secondary schools during the next two-year budget cycle, but school officials said it still may not be enough to avoid cuts.