House Bill 4088 would step up the penalty for attacking a hospital worker and create funding for hospitals to prevent violence.
By Lynne Terry – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon lawmakers are considering a right to repair proposal that has wide backing, with little opposition from industry except for Apple.
Oregon lawmakers have several proposals to stem hunger and help low-income residents.
The state is still compiling data for 2023, but 628 Oregonians died from overdoses during the first six months of the year.
An initiative to stock overdose reversal medication in Oregon schools comes amid a big jump in the number of teens who’ve died from drug overdoses in the last five years.
Lawmakers on Monday listened to experts describe the long, jagged path the state needs to take to recovery as they contemplate changing Oregon’s drug decriminalization measure.
Dr. Sejal Hathi will take the reins at the Oregon Health Authority in January, becoming the agency’s fourth leader in about a year. A first generation American and primary care physician, she will lead one of Oregon’s biggest and most influential agencies, with a budget of more than $17 billion[Read More…]
Oregonians who buy individual health insurance can start shopping for plans. Premiums are up 6% on average.
At least several thousand were affected while thousands of others who don’t qualify for Medicaid will keep their insurance
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.”