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Politics Washington Senate OKs per diem increase for senators Washington Senate OKs per diem increase for senators
A Senate committee voted Tuesday to give an extra $30 a day to senators and an additional $10 daily increase to legislative assistants while the Legislature is in session.
Politics 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Convention Center hotel 'Your Voice, Your Vote:' Convention Center hotel(Video)
Roy Jay, president of the Oregon Convention and Visitor Services Network, and Sandeep Kaushik, with Coalition for Fair Budget Priorities, join KATU's Steve Dunn Sunday, March 23, 2014, to discuss who should pay to build a new hotel adjacent to the Oregon Convention Center.
Politics Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires Wyden, Merkley seek new way to pay to fight big wildfires
A bipartisan effort underway in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds instead of money intended for fire prevention, lawmakers from Oregon and Idaho said Monday.