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Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup may not seem like the advance guard of a revolution, but that's exactly what Representative Brian Clem (D-Salem) is hoping for. Along with Rep. Tina Kotek, he's sponsoring House Bill 2800, which would provide up to $19 million in state money for schools that spend some of their federal dollars on Oregon food. What's Oregon food? Anything that was "produced, packaged, packed or processed" in the state. This is where the grilled cheese sandwiches come in.
Segmentarticle - March 20, 2009
1/31/12 8:50PM UPDATE: Suzanne Bonamici has won the race and will become the representative for Oregon’s First Congressional District. Today, voters in the First Congressional District pick their candidate to fill former Congressman David Wu's vacant seat. Think Out Loud is live tonight at 9pm and we'll sit down with OPB political analyst Bill Lunch to pore over the results, what they mean for Oregon, and what they tell us about the national races in November. We'll also hear from OPB News reporter April Baer, who will be live at the Ecotrust building in downtown Portland with Suzanne Bonamici's campaign. OPB's Chris Lehman will also join us, live with Rob Cornilles's campaign at the World Forestry Center in Portland. Tune in for the results.
Segmentarticle - Feb. 1, 2012
It's election night 2010. Tonight we'll bring you the local results from the Northwest as they come in and we want to hear from you. Follow the results on OPB News and let us know your thoughts about the results as they happen.
Segmentarticle - Nov. 3, 2010
Last month John Kitzhaber won the governor's election by a one percent margin. But while seven of 36 counties favored him, outside of the Portland-metro area, some counties favored his opponent Chris Dudley by as much as 70%. No Democrat was ousted at the federal level, but Democrats lost supermajority status in the state Senate. And the state House, which was once dominated by Democrats, is now evenly split 30-30. According to a survey (pdf) that OPB and Fox 12* commissioned, half of Oregonians feel optimistic about the election results, but the other half feels pessimistic. Statistically, the correlating factors show that those feeling optimistic tend to be Democrats residing in urban areas, and those who feel pessimistic tend to be Republicans in rural areas. Of course, there is much more nuance to the survey results, but purely by the numbers, these statistics point to a dividing line between rural and urban Oregon. The idea of a rural-urban divide is not new — in Oregon and many other states. Across America, people in small towns and big cities often have contrasting ideologies. But the history of Oregon politics shows times when rural Oregon was predominantly democratic and Portland was largely republican. Various factors like the mechanization of agriculture and environmental issues like the spotted owl led to fundamental shifts in political leanings. One way to understand Oregon politics today is to explore Oregon politics in the past.
Segmentarticle - Dec. 6, 2010
After an expensive and often rancorous battle, measures 66 and 67 passed on Tuesday night by a wider margin than expected. But there are still — there are always! — questions. First and foremost: Now what? What will these tax measures mean for Oregon? What budget or fiscal measures should the legislature focus on in their upcoming session? Does this "band-aid," as some have called these revenue measures, mean that a more wholesale revenue restructuring is less likely?
Segmentarticle - Jan. 27, 2010
Segmentarticle - Nov. 5, 2008
What races or measures, bonds or levies, have you biting your fingernails?
Segmentarticle - Nov. 4, 2008
How much will Obama's AG pick change?
Segmentarticle - Jan. 15, 2009
Segmentarticle - Sept. 25, 2013
A bill introduced in the legislature would direct the secretary of state to audit the finances and management of TriMet. TriMet says it welcomes the audit, which would be one among many they go through every year. Most of those audits are financial only. TriMet has faced a flurry of criticism over the past few years. The agency raised rates last year amid howls from riders. The agency blames the rate increase, and a rising budget deficit, on what it describes as out-sized union benefits. The union and many TriMet watchers counter the real problem is bad management decisions. And then earlier this year, news broke that TriMet had months earlier quietly given its non-union employees a raise while claiming a pay freeze remained in place. Representative Chris Gosek, a Democrat from Troutdale, saw all these issues piling up and wanted to see TriMet given more oversight. Initially, his bill pushed to take control of the agency’s board from the governor and state senate and give it to local governments. That idea died when the governor, John Kitzhaber, promised a veto, but he’s put his support behind this bill. With a thumbs-up coming from the hose majority leader, too, the bill is in a good position to pass.
Segmentarticle - June 25, 2013