Tagged: Legislature

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB |Sept. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

New Law Helps Adoptees Access Records

OPB |July 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new change in Washington's adoption law will affect how thousands of adoptees find out their histories.

Who's Running?

OPB |March 12, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll get some analysis of state and local races following Tuesday's candidate filing deadline.

What's Still On The Table In Washington's Legislature?

OPB |March 03, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: With about two weeks left in Washington's 2014 legislative session, we'll get an update from Olympia-based reporter Austin Jenkins.

Oregon Lawyers Divided Over Proposed Changes To Class Action Payments

OPB |Feb. 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Democratic lawmakers want to redirect unclaimed money from class action lawsuits to help fund legal aid for people who can't afford to hire a lawyer.

Legislative Session Enters The Home Stretch

OPB |Feb. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers must wrap up the 2014 legislative session by March 9, but many are hoping to finish up before that deadline.

Oregon-Led Bridge Plan Gets A Hearing In Salem

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony Wednesday on a proposal to build a new bridge across the Columbia River without funding from Washington state.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Legalized Marijauna

OPB |Feb. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Lawmakers heard testimony this week on a bill that would create a regulatory framework for legalized marijuana and put the subject to a state-wide vote.

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.

Oregon Lawmakers Hit The Ground Running

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

THURSDAY: The legislature has 35 days to tackle a wide range of issues. What is at the top of the agenda for leaders in both parties?

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB |Feb. 04, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

Oregon Legislature Kicks Off 2014 Session

OPB |Feb. 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Lawmakers begin a short session in which they hope to address guns, marijuana, the 1-5 bridge, and plenty more.

What To Expect From The 2014 Legislative Session

OPB |Jan. 16, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll check in with our Capitol reporter about the issues that will shape the 2014 legislative session.

New Oregon Laws Take Effect

OPB |Jan. 02, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Several new laws take effect in Oregon with the new year, including a ban on teens using tanning beds, an increase in fines for texting while driving, and a law that allows new moms to take their placentas home with them.

Is There Fire Where There's Vapor?: The E-Cigarette Debate

OPB |Dec. 12, 2013 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Following a national trend, some Oregon state legislators have introduced proposals for greater regulation over the sale of e-cigarettes.

The Oregon Lottery Under Jack Roberts

OPB |Dec. 11, 2013 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with the newly confirmed head of the Oregon Lottery, former Labor Commissioner, Jack Roberts.

Legislative Days

OPB |Nov. 20, 2013 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers are gathering in Salem this week to lay the groundwork for the February session. They also have some tough questions for Cover Oregon's executive director, Rocky King.

Special Session Wraps Up

OPB |Oct. 03, 2013 12:06 p.m.

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

Oregon Legislature Convenes For Special Session

OPB |Sept. 30, 2013 12:06 p.m.

At the behest of Governor John Kitzhaber, Oregon lawmakers return for a special session on Monday, October 30th. OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us from the capitol.

Update From Salem

OPB |Sept. 18, 2013 12:06 p.m.

Will there be a special session to create a new "grand bargain" on pension cuts and taxes?

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