The governor will also ask for $130 million for homelessness early in the legislative session.
A new leadership era starts in the Legislature
Lawmakers re-elected the House speaker, choose a new Senate president and welcomed in a crop of new legislators.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek takes office with a promise to ‘make things better’
Kotek plans to declare a homelessness state of emergency and sign an executive order calling for more housing on her first full day in office Tuesday.
What Salem-area legislators hope to accomplish in 2023
From bridge repairs to affordable housing development, here’s what eleven legislators representing Marion and Polk have planned for the long session.
Salem’s new Congresswoman uses stalled action to lobby for prime committee slots
The effort to elect a new speaker of the U.S. House dragged on for days. Salem’s new representative in Congress used the time to angle for key committee seats.
Rob Wagner prepares to take reins as first new Oregon Senate president in decades
Wagner, an Oregon native, says his leadership style revolves around listening.
Kotek announces 36-county listening tour, framework for first year as governor
Gov.-elect Tina Kotek said housing, mental health, addiction and schools will lead her priority list.
Senate bids farewell to Peter Courtney, longest-serving president in Oregon history
Courtney urged his colleagues to care for each other as he ended his 20-year career as Senate president.
Federal court weighs arguments on Oregon firearms measure
A federal judge will decide early next week whether to temporarily halt Measure 114 from going into effect on Dec. 8, as court challenges against it proceed.
Attorney says Erickson isn’t trying to overturn Salinas’s election as lawsuit continues
Republican Mike Erickson sued Democrat Andrea Salinas under a state law that would allow a judge to prevent Salinas from taking office.