Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other "hands-on" cell phone and electronics use.
Any donor — whether in-state, out-of-state, special interest or corporate — can give unlimited amounts of cash to any Oregon state candidate as long as there is complete transparency. But there's a hole in the system.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill expanding coverage on abortions and other reproductive services to thousands of Oregonians, regardless of income, citizenship status or gender identity.
Since it’s 2013 launch, the Housing Choice Landlord Guarantee fund has paid out $625,000 to landlords claiming that Section 8 renters damaged their units.
local | Politics | News | EnvironmentOPB | July 3, 2017 9:33 a.m.
Oregon state leaders want to use $100 million in state bonds to help keep the Elliott State Forest in public hands.
With a deadline looming, Oregon lawmakers spent their Saturday at the Capitol.
Oregon lawmakers have advanced a proposal that would allow the state to issue state driver's licenses and identification cards in compliance with federal standards borne after the 9/11 attacks beginning in the next three years.
Sixteen-year-olds may soon be able to pre-register to vote in Oregon. That's according to a bill passed by the state's House of Representatives Monday.
At the Oregon Legislature, lawmakers are choosing their words carefully when the testimony turns to PERS. They say with words alone they could launch a wave of retirements at public agencies across the state.
Business | local | Transportation | Politics | NewsOPB | May 28, 2017 8:15 a.m. | Eugene, Oregon
A proposed $8 billion transportation spending package in Oregon could include a tax on the sale of bicycles. It's getting a mixed reaction from Oregon's bicycling community.
Lawmakers can’t fully trust the numbers they get from the Oregon Department of Revenue — which collects more than $8 billion a year in taxes — because repeated audits uncovered “significant” and “material weakness” in the agency’s accounting system.
Jonathan Lockwood, spokesman for the Senate Republican caucus, says Brown's orders are merely "gimmicks and excuses that clearly fail to solve the pervasive problems plaguing Oregon's credibility and security."
The college and university presidents came like they do every spring of odd-numbered years to ask the Oregon Legislature for bonding authority for new buildings on their campuses — only this year the result was slightly off kilter.
The money would come from a higher gas tax, higher vehicle registration fees, new taxes on cars and bicycles, and a statewide payroll tax.
The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has ruled that a “cooling off” law that prohibits recently retired state lawmakers from lobbying their one-time colleagues doesn’t apply if they become an employee of a public agency and engage in lobbying for that agency.