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Senator Merkley released a statement on the IRS controversy that left more questions than answers regarding a 2012 letter demanding more action by the IRS.
Explosive details are emerging regarding admitted sexual abuse perpetrated by the minor son of Washington State Senator Brian Hatfield (D-Raymond) against another minor member of the family. Hatfield has apparently ignored a state law that requires an adult who is reasonably expected to know the details of the abuse to report it to state authorities. [...]
In a unanimous vote today, the Multnomah County Commission, with the support of Sheriff Dan Staton, passed extensive new restrictions on the use of legally owned firearms. The new gun control ordinance will make it virtually impossible for anyone other than a bank security guard to carry or use a firearm, with violations punishable by [...]
This legislative session in Oregon has been contentious, addressing many controversial bills. Some of the most heated debate has been centered around reforming the Public Employee Retirement System (PERS). A PERS reform bill was introduced in the Senate, SB 822, that would cap cost of living adjustments (COLAs) and make other adjustments to cut costs. [...]
Just weeks after TriMet filed a lawsuit against Clackamas County due to impeded progress on Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Line, the mass transportation agency is finding itself embroiled in another lawsuit filed by a former employee – one that could cost the agency millions of dollars.
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Unintended consequences for the free market?
Salem, Ore. – A new bill introduced in the Oregon state legislature, in an attempt to crack down... Read MoreMore
Have legislators addressed all privacy concerns?
The drone debate is poised to ramp up again in Oregon after House Bill 2710 was passed through the Oregon... Read MoreMore
Emergency Clause prohibits bill on ballots
Senator Doug Whitsett (R-Klamath Falls) sent an email newsletter this week to his constituents in which... Read MoreMore
Portland area increases spending for fewer people
The Portland metropolitan area governments spend $3.1 billion a year while Indianapolis Unigov spends... Read MoreMore