Oregon’s attorney general is considering a suit against Fox News’ parent company over losses to state employee retirement funds because the channel broadcast false claims about the 2020 election.
Republicans said they wanted the committee to hold government agencies accountable during a meeting Thursday evening.
Senators with unexcused absences will face a $325-a-day fine starting on Monday as a Republican walkout is in its fourth week.
Bills that would help Oregon crime victims, prevent drug overdoses and pay for public defenders await action as the GOP-led walkout continues.
Gov. Tina Kotek said Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse over the ongoing walkout, with Republicans insisting Democrats kill or substantially change a top priority around abortion and gender-affirming care.
The House last week voted to approve Speaker Dan Rayfield’s proposal to establish ranked-choice voting in statewide elections beginning in 2028.
Republicans plan to challenge the constitutional amendment in court that voters approved last year to prevent walkouts from halting legislative work.
The GOP-led Senate walkout continued on Tuesday, preventing votes on bills affecting millions of Oregonians for the 15th day.
Kotek met with Republicans and Democrats on Monday, but neither side reported progress with the GOP-led Senate walkout.
Republican senators have walked out in part to prevent the bill from receiving a vote.