Democrat Speaker Pro Temp Tobias Read and Republican House Minority Leader Mike McLane join KATU’s Steve Dunn to discuss the impact former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s resignation will have on the work in the Legislature.
In a speech to the Legislature after her swearing-in, Brown praised Kitzhaber for his contributions to Oregonbut also said "we must restore the public's trust."
State Rep. Julie Parrish, R-West Linn, former Oregon state representatives Jefferson Smith and Patrick Sheehan, and political science professor at Reed College Paul Gronke, join host Steve Dunn to analyze the historic resignation announcement of Gov. John Kitzhaber amid an ethics scandal involving his fiancée, Cylvia Hayes.
Nigel Jaquiss, the reporter at KATU’s news partners at Willamette Week, who has broken many of the stories uncovering the allegations of influence peddling inside the office of John Kitzhaber, said “it is an extremely real possibility” that the governor will resign.
Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-NW Portland/Beaverton, is urging her fellow lawmakers to pass a bill that'll make it more difficult for parents to exempt their children from vaccinations.
Sens. Peter Courtney and Jeff Kruse discuss the topics likely to be hotly debated this session, including getting a transportation packaged passed, low-carbon fuels, minimum wage and education.
Oregon state Treasurer Ted Wheeler says Oregonians can’t wait for the federal government to act. He wants the state to sponsor a retirement savings plan.
Oregon currently has the second highest minimum wage in the country at $9.25 an hour, but there’s a movement underway to raise it to $15 an hour.
The 113th Congress was considered one of the least productive in U.S. history. What can we expect from the 114th Congress? U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, offers his thoughts on that question.
In 2015 Oregon Democrats will enter the session with a super majority. How far can they push their agenda?
“Your Voice, Your Vote” host Steve Dunn takes a look back at the highs and lows of the year in Oregon politics.
Oregon's new marijuana law is a top priority for the Legislature when it meets in the new year after 56 percent of the state’s voters approved the legalization of recreational pot in November.
Body cams may end up on hundreds of Portland police officers. Becky Straus of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon joins KATU on what should be considered when making the switch.
Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick joins KATU’s Brian Wood to make his case for a street fee.
U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, discusses the events in Ferguson, Missouri after a grand jury decided not to indict a police officer for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in August. He also talks about what can be done to prevent future tragedies.
A big change in Oregon gun laws could happen next year after Democrats gained two seats in the Senate during November’s election.
KATU News takes your questions about the proposed street fund directly to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
Anthony Johnson, chief petitioner on Oregon’s marijuana legalization measure, and Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie, join host Steve Dunn on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 to discuss what’s next for the state after Oregonians voted to legalize and regulate marijuana. They also talk about how the new law will impact you.
Just days before Election Night, the group discusses the hottest races in Oregon, including GMO, marijuana, drivers cards, races in state Legislature and the governor’s race.