SALEM, Ore. -- This November, voters will decide whether they wish the State of Oregon to legalize the cultivation, sale and use of cannabis. Because of that, there will be a Sept. 28 discussion about Measure 80 (The Oregon Cannabis Tax...
While business groups look like they will be successful in sending to the voters a measure that could overturn the Oregon Legislature's $733 million tax hike on corporations and high-income earners, two other anti-tax referendum campaigns are struggling.
Political analyst Bill Lunch says looking at this session is like looking at Pearl Harbor the day after it was bombed. "There are lots and lots of losers," he said. "We're looking at which ships are still afloat even if they're damaged."
State health coverage will be extended to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults under a measure that won final approval Thursday in the Oregon Legislature. Supporters say the bills represent Oregon's biggest step forward in years.
The Oregon House approved a plan Monday to expand state health coverage to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults. The measure calls for raising taxes on hospital revenues and establishing a tax on health insurance...
The Oregon House approved a plan Monday to expand state health coverage to an additional 80,000 uninsured children and 35,000 low-income adults. It passed on a party-line vote, with all 36 Democrats for it and the 24 Republicans against.
It was a very green year for the Oregon Legislature in 2007, with bills to promote renewable energy, curb greenhouse gas emissions and expand a pioneering bottle bill. It's been a different story so far in the 2009 session.
Rural counties that face financial collapse from the loss of federal timber payments need to raise local taxes while the Oregon Legislature and Congress grapple with long-term solutions, a task force told the governor Monday.