Debt deal imposes new work requirements for food aid and that frustrates many Democrats
Democrats are deeply conflicted about the food aid requirements that President Joe Biden negotiated as part of the debt ceiling deal, fearing damage has been done to safety net programs that will be difficult to unravel in the years ahead as Republicans demand further cuts.
‘OPB Politics Now’: The politics of camping bans
On this week's show, we examine how different Oregon cities are handling an upcoming deadline on camping policies.
Republican Oregon lawmaker Charlie Conrad’s support of controversial bill reflects his ‘middle ground’ beliefs
Oregon Rep. Charlie Conrad is a moderate Republican representing eastern Lane County. He shares his views on partisanship and why he changed his mind on a controversial bill affecting abortion access and gender-affirming care.
Oregon Democratic senators say they will fine Republicans $325 a day for walkout
On Thursday, Senate Democrats did not say how they plan to bill their colleagues, what would happen if Republicans don’t pay nor where the money would go.
New Oregon gun law, Measure 114, to face federal court test next week
The federal bench trial that will result in a first ruling about whether the new law is legal under the U.S. Constitution starts next week at the federal courthouse in Portland.
Gov. Tina Kotek says talks over Republican walkout have stalled
With both parties unwilling to budge on a bill tackling abortion and transgender care, the 2023 session appears stuck.
Debt limit deal heads to vote in full House while McCarthy scrambles for GOP approval
Leaders of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus lambasted the compromise as falling well short of the spending cuts they demand, and they vowed to try to halt passage by Congress.
Boycotting Oregon senators believe loophole will allow them to win another term
Conservative lawmakers have hired a prominent attorney to argue that the wording of Ballot Measure 113 does not do what voters thought it did when they passed it last year.
Stacks of health care bills remain in limbo as Oregon lawmakers harden their stances in Salem
Democratic lawmakers say that months of work on health care legislation could unravel after a group of Senate Republicans and Independents announced Tuesday they’ll deny the chamber a quorum until June 25, the session’s last day.
Debt ceiling agreement gets thumbs up from business groups, jeers from some on political right
The reviews are starting to come in about the debt ceiling agreement reached by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Oregon voters could decide on ranked-choice voting soon
A bill asking voters to approve the system is among those stalled by a Republican walkout in the Senate.