Current or past members of the Oregon Health Plan, the state’s Medicaid system, may have had personal information exposed to hackers.
By Lynne Terry – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Healthier Oregon is now open to immigrants who don’t qualify for Oregon Health Plan because of immigration status.
Charlene Williams, who will take over July 10 as interim director of the state Department of Education, would be the first Black woman overseeing Oregon’s 197 school districts.
Hackers might have gained access to personal information of Oregon residents with driver’s licenses and state ID cards.
In a letter to lawmakers, doctors warned against watering down a bill which would let children younger than 15 obtain an abortion without parental consent. Democrats are considering softening the language to bring Republican Senators back to the Capitol.
Kotek said a strong revenue forecast means Oregon no longer needs the money that would have come from doubling the tax on bottles of hard alcohol.
Oregon and New Jersey are the only states with self-service restrictions.
State officials acknowledge call takers need more training, with at least one telling a member the wrong information – twice.
Gov. Tina Kotek called for doubling the liquor surcharge to $1 a bottle, raising about $90 million over two years.
House Resolution 8, which would make shelter dogs and cats the state pet, passed the House with 58 bipartisan votes in favor, and is scheduled for discussion in the Senate on Thursday.