A bipartisan pair of Oregon state senators will try again to give retired veterans an income tax break after running out of time in the most recent legislative session.
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Salem legislators think they have a better chance during the 2024 Legislature to get state money paid in lieu of property taxes to help close a city budget deficit. Mayor Chris Hoy cautioned any such payment won’t fix the city’s budget issues.
A new federal lawsuit joins an ongoing state case from Republican senators who want to run for reelection.
Five senators who walked out of the 2023 legislative session argue that a voter-approved law that aimed to bar them from reelection wasn’t written clearly.
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.”
A new committee will meet next week for the first time as lawmakers start to look for solutions to Oregon’s drug addiction crisis.
Rep. Jeff Helfrich, R-Hood River, takes over for Rep. Vikki Breese-Iverson, R-Prineville.
A series of legislative meetings this week will preview major issues facing Oregon for the 2025 session, including behavioral health, housing, tolling and the Pac-12 shakeup.
Gov. Tina Kotek has signed House Bill 2002, which shores up access to abortions and gender-affirming health care. The bill was a key driver of the Senate Republicans walkout.
Senators deemed ineligible for re-election following a Republican-led walkout include Sen. Kim Thatcher of Keizer, who represents north Salem.