One of the Republicans who filed a complaint about the handling of excused absences, Sen. Lynn Findley, called the Senate president a “dictator” and called the committee process a “sham.”
By Julia Shumway - Oregon Capital Chronicle
Lori Chavez-DeReamer, a Republican representing Oregon’s competitive 5th district, has raised more than her three opponents combined.
Former staff say they were scared and anxious working for Jamie McLeod-Skinner, while her defenders said she had high expectations but treated staff well.
The state spent hundreds of millions this year to get more homeless Oregonians into shelter.
Rep. Jeff Helfrich, R-Hood River, takes over for Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville.
The governor, who lives in Salem, said she has concerns about the impact of a wage tax on state employees.
The governor is asking state police to lend their expertise to help Portland and Multnomah County seize drugs and go after fentanyl dealers.
Oregon landlords subject to the state’s rent control law can raise rent at most 10% in 2024.
A series of legislative meetings this week will preview major issues facing Oregon for the 2025 session, including behavioral health, housing, tolling and the Pac-12 shakeup.
Oregon’s attorney general announced she would not run for re-election. Her job as head of the Oregon Department of Justice is up for election in 2024.