Tagged: Budget

Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler Talks PERS And More

OPB |Feb. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

News Roundtable: December 13, 2013

OPB |Dec. 13, 2013 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

City of Portland Has Money to Spare: How Will It Be Spent?

OPB |Sept. 18, 2013 12:45 p.m.

A surplus in Portland's annual budget sparks discussions about how and where the extra funds should be spent.

Reading The Economic Tea Leaves

May 16, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The state budget hangs in the balance as lawmakers pore over the latest revenue forecast released Thursday.

Charlie Hales Reveals His Budget Proposal

April 30, 2013 12:50 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales will release his budget proposal Tuesday morning at City Hall.

Negotiating Tax Changes

April 30, 2013 12:15 p.m.

Oregon lawmakers made drastic changes to their tax plan in order to get it passed in the House. What will the Senate do with it?

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

March 26, 2013 12:35 p.m.

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Checking In With Charlie Hales

March 26, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been in office almost 90 days. How is he doing so far?

Small Airports To Lose Control Towers

March 25, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Sequestration means four small airports in Oregon are losing their air traffic control towers.

An Hour With Governor Kitzhaber

March 15, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.

Lawmakers Get Down To Business With Budget

March 06, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.

Kitzhaber Releases His Budget

Nov. 30, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Governor Kitzhaber has released his proposed budget for the 2013-2015 biennium.

Staffing at the Oregon State Hospital

Sept. 25, 2012 12:15 p.m.

Nurses at the Oregon State Hospital wards in both Salem and Portland say they need more staff to help deal with violent incidents.

An Update on the Lane County Jail Crisis

Aug. 01, 2012 9:06 a.m.

The Lane County Jail was forced to close 96 beds in late June due to budget cuts. Now it's seeing a revolving door of inmates. 

Salem-Keizer Surplus

July 31, 2012 9:20 a.m.

The Salem-Keizer School District has $66 million in surplus bond money.

Learning With Less

June 13, 2012 9:06 a.m.

Wednesday is the last day of school for kids in the Portland and Beaverton districts. We'll look back on how education fared during a tough economic year.

Statehouse Update

May 24, 2012 9:06 a.m.

A committee of lawmakers in Salem heard a somewhat optimistic revenue forecast this week. We'll get an update about the state of the budget and other news from the Capitol.

What's the Holdup?

March 05, 2012 9:06 a.m.

What are lawmakers fighting over as they prepare to wrap up the legislative session?

Ways & Means

Feb. 23, 2012 9:25 a.m.

The Ways & Means committee is making weighty decisions about the state budget as well as many other pieces of legislation as the short session draws to a close.

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