The Oregon Secretary of State’s office released an audit of the state’s regulation of the cannabis industry on Friday morning on the heels of revelations that the agency’s head, Shemia Fagan, accepted a side job as consultant to a cannabis company in February.
Author: Ben Botkin
Oregon government employees in dire situations with paycheck problems now in fourth month
With missed paychecks and underpayments, employees have been unable to pay rent and some have gone to food banks.
Oregon Senate passes $210 million bill to expand semiconductor sector
The bill would help semiconductor companies secure federal money, bolster university research and aid in securing sites for the industry.
Oregon will lift health care mask mandate on April 3
The change comes in response to improvements in hospitalization rates for respiratory infections and positive COVID-19 tests
Oregon lawmakers aim to address domestic terrorism and paramilitary activity
State lawmakers have introduced two bills that would address an individual act of domestic terrorism and coordinated paramilitary activity in Oregon.
Harney County judge blocks ban on large-capacity firearms magazine sales
A Harney County Circuit Court judge on Thursday blocked a new voter-approved Oregon law banning the sale of large-capacity firearms magazines with more than 10 rounds from taking effect while court arguments proceed.
Oregon Department of Justice asks Oregon Supreme Court to immediately review firearm law ruling
Measure 114, which bans the sale of high-capacity firearms magazines, is scheduled to go into effect on Thursday