Senior Political Reporter
Jeff Mapes is a senior political reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Previously, Jeff covered state and national politics for The Oregonian for nearly 32 years. He has covered numerous presidential, congressional, gubernatorial and ballot measure campaigns, as well as many sessions of the Legislature, stretching back to 1985.
Jeff graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in journalism.
An avid bike commuter, Jeff is the author of the 2009 book, "Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists are Changing American Cities."
House Speaker Paul Ryan arrived at Intel’s Hillsboro, Oregon, facility Wednesday morning to talk about federal tax reform and other issues of concern to the manufacturing powerhouse.
GOP gubernatorial hopeful Knute Buehler called for a special session on health provider taxes, an idea quickly rejected by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown serves notice that she will veto two bills and excise nearly $6 million in spending out of another measure.
A new petitioning rule from Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson aids a group seeking to overturn Oregon's status as a "sanctuary state."
Knute Buehler, a Republican Oregon representative from Bend, becomes the first major candidate to officially enter the race for governor. Here are the four big questions looming over the coming race.
The board that oversees Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System makes a "pragmatic" decision to make a relatively modest reduction in its investment assumptions.
An Oregon initiative to ban taxes on the sale of food is primarily aimed at countering attempts to raise corporate taxes. But if it passed, it would also prevent a soda tax.
Fewer than 40 percent of adults in Oregon and Washington give President Donald Trump positive marks, according to a series of Gallup polls conducted over the last six months.
Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson is making a key change to the initiative system that could lead to more measures on the state's ballot.
What's on Oregon's political horizon?
The Oregon Legislature went home Friday after finishing its 2017 session three days short of the constitutional deadline.
While Congress continues to negotiate rolling back the Affordable Care Act, Oregon lawmakers are going the other way.
Judges could temporarily remove weapons from a person deemed to be a danger to self or others under a bill that cleared the Oregon Legislature on Thursday.