Politics

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…]

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…]

Brown calls special legislative session to tackle redistricting

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon’s legislators will head back to Salem following Governor Kate Brown’s call to convene a special legislative session to tackle congressional and legislative redistricting.  Following the decennial census, held last in 2020, the Oregon Constitution requires the legislature to draw new[Read More…]

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