A judge upheld a restraining order a woman filed against Gales Creek’s representative in the Oregon House Tuesday, writing that the woman who accused Stout was credible and Stout was not.
Author: Julia Shumway - Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon Legislature proposes tight budget as COVID cash runs out
Co-chairs of the legislative budget-writing committee on Thursday shared the broad strokes of their $31.6 billion spending plan for the two years beginning July 1. It starts with 2.5% reductions to current agency spending, cuts that would primarily be achieved by not filling vacancies.
House passes bill to allow Oregonians to pump their own gas
Oregon drivers who for decades have been banned from touching gas pumps could soon have the right to fuel their own cars, under a bill the state House overwhelmingly approved Monday.
Oregon prison watchdog is new head of scandal-ridden state liquor agency
The chairman of Oregon’s state liquor board has known for months that top managers at the agency abused their power to obtain special access to rare liquor, he revealed during a fiery speech at a meeting Wednesday.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek recommends prison watchdog to lead scandal-ridden liquor agency
Gov. Tina Kotek is recommending that the internal watchdog for Oregon’s prison system take over as interim director of the state’s liquor agency as it reels from a bourbon hoarding scandal.
Oregon Attorney General launches criminal probe into state liquor regulators
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is launching a criminal investigation into state liquor regulators who diverted rare whiskeys for their own use.
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.
Oregon Treasurer will begin sending checks to people with unclaimed funds
This story originally appeared in the Oregon Capital Chronicle and is republished here under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. Read more stories at oregoncapitalchronicle.com. Keep an eye on your mailbox, Oregon – the state Treasury is planning to send checks of up to $10,000 to people with unclaimed paychecks, security deposits,[Read More…]
Housing will be Oregon Legislature’s top focus in 2023, Democratic leader says
Rep. Julie Fahey, D-Eugene and the House majority leader, recently met with White House officials and more than dozen lawmakers from other states to discuss a housing crisis that exists across the nation but is felt most acutely on the West Coast.
Oregon ethics commission says no to Knopp hiring son to Senate GOP caucus staff
Oregon’s ethics watchdog advised Friday that legislative leaders can’t hire family members for political caucuses, though lawmakers still can hire their spouses and children as personal assistants.