The $88 million lawmakers set aside this spring for rental assistance is on pace to run out by next summer, advocates said.
By Julia Shumway - Oregon Capital Chronicle
A new federal lawsuit joins an ongoing state case from Republican senators who want to run for reelection.
Five senators who walked out of the 2023 legislative session argue that a voter-approved law that aimed to bar them from reelection wasn’t written clearly.
Oregon could receive tens of millions of dollars from the federal government for semiconductors and mass timber after the Biden administration announced Monday that the state will be home to two of 31 technology hubs.
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.”
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.