SALEM — After a dozen meetings since early May, the Joint Tax Reform Committee invited the public this week to weigh-in for the first time on a large-scale makeover to Oregon’s corporate tax system.
PENDLETON — Michelle Mizerka-Peters’ office is a Spartan affair, devoid of leather couches, plush carpet or any other hint of ostentatiousness. With yellowing tile floors and basic furniture, the biggest perk of the century-old office is an expansive, birds-eye view of the general manager’s …
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver’s licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.
SALEM (AP) — Civil rights leaders in Oregon came to the State Capitol on Monday to support several bills, including one designed to end racial profiling by police, and to release a report that urges greater inclusiveness of minorities as the state turns to renewable energy.
ALBANY (AP) — The Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act don’t shield the State of Oregon from a $1.4 billion timber lawsuit, a judge has ruled.
ASHLAND (AP) — The mother of a young man killed aboard a Portland light-rail train assured mourners at a memorial service in their hometown that he did not die in vain.
EUGENE (AP) — The mayor of the city of Eugene and Lane County Commissioner Sid Leiken are urging state lawmakers to approve $100 million in immediate financing for a proposed University of Oregon scientific research facility.
A Democratic proposal to raise $900 million through a corporate income tax hike was criticized by local Republican legislators as an end run around a corporate tax rejected by voters in November.
SALEM — Roughly 1,000 unionized government workers flocked to the state Capitol on Tuesday demanding that lawmakers boost business taxes and funding to schools before adjourning the 2017 legislative session, which in its final weeks remains hamstrung by gridlock over a $1.4 billion deficit.
The state K-12 education budget approved by Ways and Means Tuesday isn’t bad, said Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg.
SPRINGFIELD — A former property manager for the city of Springfield cost the city more than $61,000 by allowing her son, his wife and their children to live in a city-owned home virtually rent- and utility-free for more than four years, according to an investigation completed by the Oregon G…
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old woman who has been missing since last week might have fallen into the McKenzie River.
SALEM — Oregon lawmakers on Monday rolled out two proposals aimed at reining in government spending and close the state’s upcoming $1.4 billion deficit by at least $141 million over the next two years.
SALEM (AP) — Suction dredge mining could be permanently banned from Western Oregon’s wild salmon habitat under a bill that has passed the Oregon House.
BEND — A marketing ploy for a fitness gym coming to Bend is causing concern and confusion among locals who think they’re viewing a tribute to victims of gun violence or fatal bicycle accidents.
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Kate Brown has signed a bill that will make it easier for transgender people in Oregon to shield any updates they make to their birth certificates, a process typically conducted through the court system without privacy from public view.
SALEM — Public bodies in Oregon would be prohibited from disclosing a person’s immigration status and details like addresses, except when required by law, under a bill filed Wednesday in the Legislature.
It’s been a strange week in Salem, said state Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg. Senate policy committees will wrap up for the legislative year at the end of the week, leaving only big-picture committees like Ways and Means to work their way through the next month. House policy committees are expe…
PORTLAND — Senate President Peter Courtney said Friday that there isn’t enough support to successfully approve multi-billion-dollar tax reforms on business, transportation and health care.
DRAIN — All Interstate 5 travel lanes and ramps in Douglas County are scheduled to be open for the Memorial Day Weekend as construction winds down on the I-5 Anlauf to Elkhead Road Paving Project.