The “Christmas tree bill” puts money toward a mix of projects and causes, including public defenders, wildfire fighting and state employee pay raises and benefits for those seeking citizenship.
A firewall update led to Internet outages at multiple state agencies Wednesday, hindering progress as the Legislature works through hundreds of bills during the final days of the session.
SPECIAL REPORT: With districts, not state, responsible for improving reading, some students will be left behind
Part 3 of a special report: Oregon’s strong tradition of local control for schools means the state doesn’t intervene in individual districts failing to help kids learn to read.
The political director of Oregon Right to Life and a former Springfield school board candidate have started an effort to unseat the only Republican lawmaker who supports abortion rights.
Many Oregon kids still struggle to read because they are taught using ineffective methods. A special series from the Capital Chronicle examines the state’s troubled history of reading instruction.
Hackers might have gained access to personal information of Oregon residents with driver’s licenses and state ID cards.
Federal auditors flagged problems in the health authority’s use of federal money to expand a facility, which is not allowed.
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.
More than 1,000 state government employees joined a union rally at the state Capitol Thursday, urging state officials to pay better wages.
A federal lawsuit seeks to overturn a voter-approved law that would require permits to purchase firearms and ban large-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds.