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Week one: Western Washington County’s legislators busy in first week of short session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Oregon’s first new Speaker of the House since 2013, told OPB the 2022 legislative short session that began on February. 1 . . . You have reached content available exclusively to Gales Creek Journal digital subscribers.Seeking applicants[Read More…]

Local legislators introduce bills for short session beginning Feb. 1

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Legislature began the 2022 short session today, February 1, and these are some of the bills that the region’s five legislative representatives signed onto as chief sponsors.  To read more about each bill, visit olis.oregonlegislature.gov and click on the[Read More…]

Gov. Brown appoints Miranda S. Summer to Washington County Circuit Court

Miranda S. Summer, photo courtesy Gov. Brown office Gov. Kate Brown announced she appointed Municipal Court Judge Miranda S. Summer to the Washington County Circuit Court, filling the vacancy left by the elevation of Judge Ramon Pagan’s appointment to the Oregon Court of Appeals. Summer’s experience includes previously serving on[Read More…]

Legislature passes rent relief extension, targets cartel cannabis grows during special session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon lawmakers during a special session on December 13 voted to pass a series of bills approving more than $400 million in spending to protect farmers, tenants and landlords, and to increase law enforcement in rural areas. Senate President Peter Courtney[Read More…]

With revenues up $725 million, Oregon taxpayers should expect kicker in 2024, forecast says

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Department of Administrative Services (DAS) issued this week a quarterly economic forecast predicting higher wages increasing projected tax revenue will allow the state to recover more quickly from the recession, triggered by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic than it did[Read More…]

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