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Oregon Governor Wants To Take Up Gun Control In February Session

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 10:55 a.m. | Portland

In the wake of the Las Vegas massacre, Oregon's governor says she wants to pursue two gun measures that failed in this year's legislative session.

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Oregon Lawmakers Take Up Health Authority Debacle Next Week

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Governor On The End Of The Session

OPB | July 21, 2017 10:42 a.m. | Portland

We’re taking advantage of a slow week in Oregon politics to bring you a recent conversation with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on OPB’s "Think Out Loud."

local | Politics | NW Life | Arts | News

3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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Term Limits Would Remove 25 Oregon Lawmakers From Office

Portland Tribune | July 12, 2017 5:35 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

An act proposed by former gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce would prohibit Oregon state lawmakers from serving more than eight years in a 12-year period.

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Oregon Lawmakers Wrap Session, Describe Mix Of Success And Failure

OPB | July 7, 2017 2:56 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Legislature went home Friday after finishing its 2017 session three days short of the constitutional deadline.

Politics | local | Transportation | News

Oregon Transportation Bill Clears Major Hurdle, Passes House

OPB | July 5, 2017 5:38 p.m.

A bill to raise transportation taxes in Oregon by $5.3 billion over the next decade passed the state House and now appears likely to become law.

Politics | News | local | Education

Oregon Narrowly Approves K-12 Spending Plan

OPB | June 27, 2017 1:09 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers narrowly approved an $8.2 billion spending plan Tuesday for K-12 schools. The number is an 11 percent increase over the previous budget cycle.

Politics | News

Ethics Report: Bend Lawmaker Failed To Make Proper Financial Disclosures

The Register-Guard | June 2, 2017 3:05 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The investigation followed an ethics complaint filed against the Bend Republican and likely 2018 gubernatorial candidate by the Democratic Party of Oregon in April.

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Oregon Wants To Be Able To Impeach The Governor

OPB | May 24, 2017 1:31 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon is the only state without an impeachment process for its governor. The Oregon House is advancing a measure that aims to change that.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 noon

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Election | Politics | News | local | Nation | Think Out Loud

Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | July 18, 2016 midnight

Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.

Communities | Fish & Wildlife | Environment

Wolf Advocates Look For Oregon Governor’s Decision On Delisting Bill

OPB/EarthFix | March 3, 2016 3:31 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A bill that would ratify a decision to remove gray wolves from the Oregon Endangered Species List is awaiting the governor's signature.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | March 4, 2016 12:06 p.m. | Portland

We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.

Think Out Loud

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Feb. 1, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.

Think Out Loud

What Passed And Didn't Pass In Oregon's 2015 Session

OPB | July 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We talk to two capitol reporters about the highlights and lowlights of the 2015 legislative session, which ended at 6:04 p.m. Monday.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | June 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Think Out Loud

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | June 9, 2015 12:20 p.m.

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

Think Out Loud

Oregon AG Says Colleges Need More Privacy For Assault Victims

OPB | March 31, 2015 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says federal laws around campus assault make victims less likely to come forward.

Think Out Loud

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.