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.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s what’s driving Tim Knopp, leader of Oregon Senate GOP walkout
Oregon Senate Minority Leader Tim Knopp worked hard to get Republicans elected. Why is he leading them down a path that could end their careers?
Oregon Gov. Kotek, lawmakers move to add $300 million to public school funding
Earlier this week, Oregon Democrats issued support for $10.2 billion in public education funding in light of the state’s June revenue forecast, calling it a historic investment.
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek hasn’t convinced Republicans to return to Salem as walkout continues
For weeks, Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek stayed out of the stalemate transpiring between Senate Democrats and Republicans, however, Kotek is now stepping up her efforts to bring the impasse to an end.
Oregon Republican walkout: 6 more senators are potentially ineligible for reelection
A total of 10 senators have now accrued 10 unexcused absences, meaning they cannot hold office next term.
Oregon voters tried to put an end to legislative walkouts. So, what happened?
The Republican boycott of the state Senate showed no signs of dissipating on Tuesday, as yet another state lawmaker hit 10-unexcused absences. Last November, voters passed a measure to try to put an end to legislative walkouts. But clearly it hasn’t worked.
Washington passes climate goals for crypto and data centers while Oregon’s effort fails
Proposals in Oregon and Washington to regulate carbon emissions tied to crypto mining and data centers took opposite paths during the 2023 legislative session. In Washington, House Bill 1416 sailed through the House and Senate with relative ease and was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee on May 3. Similar legislation in Oregon, meanwhile, was met with stiff opposition.