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Democrats say Oregon budget will go forward
The Democrats in charge of writing a new state budget say they're casting aside proposed tax increases and public-employee pension cuts and will begin advancing early pieces of a spending plan for the next two years.
Oregon bill guards workers' social media passwords
The Oregon Legislature has passed a bill barring bosses from demanding employees or job applicants turn over their Facebook passwords and other social media login information.
House votes to make brewer's yeast state microbe
The state Legislature is considering honoring brewer's yeast as the state microbe.
Oregon budget talks pick up steam this week
Discussions about funding for schools, safety-net programs and all the other functions of state government will take a big step forward this week.
Oregon House to vote on pensions, taxes
The Oregon House is preparing to take up two key pieces of the Democrats' budget proposal.
Bill would force firms to remove wave-energy buoys
Oregon lawmakers don't want the state to get stuck with the bill if a wave-energy company installs equipment off shore and then goes belly up.
Lane County lawmakers to hold on foreclosure rights, new state protections
Reshaping the foreclosure dialogue between customers and their banks, Oregon lawmakers are spreading the word about a new bill affording new rights to homeowners in hot water.
School nurses say no need for more defibrillators
Oregon lawmakers are mulling a bill to make defibrillators within a one minute walk at all times.
LCC gets state money to expand "building 18" with four new classrooms
Closing Oregon's legislative session in Salem, lawmakers have passed a bill that will likely help fund more than a dozen capital improvement projects at community colleges across the state, including Lane Community College.
EPD Chief and Kilcullen family testify for new laws surrounding criminally accused mentally ill patients
A plea from the Eugene Police Department was heard on the floor of the Oregon Senate Tuesday.
Lane County weighs in on possible county cigarette and tobacco tax
Public health officials and county commissioners are weighing in on a new proposal in front of the Oregon Legislature to let counties add another tax on tobacco.
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