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Governor Kitzhaber Unveils His Two-Year Budget

OPB |Dec. 01, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: At 10 a.m. on Monday, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber released his proposed 2015-2017 budget.

The Most Interesting Races On Washington's Ballot

OPB |Oct. 30, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: OPB reporter Austin Jenkins fills us in on the ballot measures and legislative races to watch.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB |Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

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.

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