Sen. Jeff Kruse, a farmer, and Rep. Dallas Heard, a landscape contractor, were outside working Monday, but both said it felt more relaxing than a day in Salem.
The state Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee approved a list of projects to receive state capital construction bond dollars on Monday. It includes $100 million for the Elliott Forest, $8.1 million for Umpqua Community College and $10.5 million for a local match for a new veterans’ home i…
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.
The state K-12 education budget approved by Ways and Means Tuesday isn’t bad, said Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg.
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…
State Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, said he doesn’t think a new tax plan will be approved by the legislature this year, but he expects to see proposals like a corporate sales tax return in next year’s short session.
Talk of a new corporate sales tax resurfaced in the state legislature last week, and a new Joint Tax Reform Committee was created to look at possible new taxes.
A bill that could allow public ports to compete with private boat building companies is causing consternation in Southern Oregon, but appears headed for legislative approval anyway.
With the deadline passed for bills to receive committee approval or die, a list of the Republican bills that wound up on the cutting room floor filled 12 pages, according to Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg.
Gun control and health care reform were front and center during legislative discussions over the past week, while three government transparency bills died in the Senate, never having received a committee vote.
It was a bit of a tough crowd at times as state Rep. Dallas Heard and Sen. Jeff Kruse met with constituents in a Friday night town hall in Roseburg.
An Oregon Senate committee last week heard arguments about a bill that would limit antibiotic use in farm animals.
It’s been an interesting, but fairly calm week in Salem, said Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg. He’s still waiting for firm numbers from the Democrats about their budget proposals for the coming biennium.
A proposed four-year college that would train nurses and medical technicians could get a big boost from legislation proposed by Rep. Dallas Heard, R-Winston.
ASHLAND — Teenagers wearing hats protesting a proposed liquid natural gas pipeline filed into their high school gym in Ashland Thursday morning to join a crowd of 2,700 people at U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden’s town hall gathering.
SALEM — Dallas Heard, R-Winston, believes the $2.3 million funding package for long-term community recovery from the Oct. 1, 2015 Umpqua Community College shooting will pass the House with broad bi-partisan support. House Bill 2590 was passed unanimously last week by the House Rules Committe…
The Oregon State Legislature convened Wednesday, and Douglas County’s legislators are already setting their priorities for the coming session.