- Oregon Senate backs governor's public records audit bill Updated: May-04-15 7:40 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate is unanimously backing Gov. Kate Brown's bill ordering a review of the state's compliance with public records laws.
- Court's PERS decision raises tough questions for lawmakers Updated: May-02-15 3:01 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Supreme Court decision overturning cuts to public-employee pensions will force tough decisions for state lawmakers and local government officials, who face steep hikes in payroll costs.
- Bill allowing self-service gas in rural Oregon passes House Updated: Apr-30-15 8:38 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Motorists traveling along rural roads in Oregon are one step closer to being able to pump their own gas.
- Oregon Senate backs bill banning hunting with drones Updated: Apr-30-15 8:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A bill banning the use of drones in hunting and fishing is on its way to Gov. Kate Brown.
- Oregon House passes concealed carry license reciprocity bill Updated: Apr-30-15 7:55 pm
SALEM, Oregon - House lawmakers have passed a bill allowing people with concealed handgun licenses from other states to use them in Oregon.
- Oregon House passes bill targeting insurance confidentiality Updated: Apr-30-15 7:30 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House advanced legislation Thursday allowing patients to have information about their medical benefits sent directly to them, and not to the insurance policyholder.
- Senate kills bill requiring seatbelts for all passengers Updated: Apr-29-15 6:31 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate voted Wednesday to kill a bill that would have made it illegal to sit on the floor or on someone's lap in a moving vehicle.
- Oregon considers gun control bill targeting domestic abusers Updated: Apr-29-15 2:28 am
SALEM, Oregon - Advocates of gun control often say states that have expanded background checks have far fewer women gunned down by their domestic partners. Now, lawmakers in Oregon are targeting convicted domestic abusers directly with legislation making it harder for them to keep their firearms.
- Oregon panel considers bill banning 'gay conversion therapy' Updated: Apr-28-15 10:50 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Arguing that so-called gay conversion therapy helped change their lives, people who say they used to be gay but are now straight testified Tuesday in opposition to an Oregon bill that would bar health professionals from trying to alter a child's sexual orientation.
- Oregon Senate backs ban on ivory sales Updated: Apr-28-15 9:15 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate voted Tuesday to ban ivory sales in an effort to tamp down on poaching that has reduced elephant populations. The move came over objections from Republicans who said the legislation would render relics worthless and put dealers out of business.
- GOP ethics bills get airing in Oregon House committee Updated: Apr-27-15 11:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Local government officials and lobbyists told an Oregon legislative committee Monday that it would be too expensive and time consuming to comply with a proposal to strengthen the state's public records laws.
- Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon Updated: Apr-25-15 12:01 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions.
- Oregon committee OKs more background checks on firearm sales Updated: Apr-23-15 7:10 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Despite several attempts by Oregon Republican lawmakers Thursday to derail legislation expanding background checks on gun sales, the proposal will be getting a full House vote.
- Bill would let motorcyclists drive between cars during jams Updated: Apr-23-15 7:10 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate on Thursday backed a bill allowing motorcycles to pass between cars or trucks during highway traffic jams.
- Oregon bill would prohibit charges for filming police Updated: Apr-20-15 8:31 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Legislature is looking to make sure it's legal for citizens to film the police, as long as they don't interfere.
- Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Democrats Updated: Apr-18-15 5:47 pm
SALEM, Oregon - With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent.
- Bill on birth control stalls in Oregon Legislature Updated: Apr-17-15 8:50 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A proposal that would allow women to get birth control directly from a pharmacist without a doctor's prescription stalled Friday when a committee chair decided to convene a study group instead of moving the legislation forward.
- Activist group files ballot measure for $15 minimum wage Updated: Apr-17-15 2:20 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A Portland-based activist group has filed paperwork for a ballot measure boosting the statewide minimum wage to $15.
- Gun rights advocates target 3 lawmakers in recall effort Updated: Apr-16-15 5:31 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Three Oregon lawmakers are the targets of possible recalls after co-sponsoring legislation that would expand background checks for private gun sales.
- Oregon committee hears bill preventing child access to guns Updated: Apr-16-15 5:07 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Two days after Oregon senators passed legislation expanding background checks to cover most private gun sales, lawmakers heard testimony Thursday on a proposal making it a crime for adults to endanger minors by letting them gain unsupervised access to firearms.
- Bill would extend statute of limitations for sex crimes Updated: Apr-15-15 8:53 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon House voted unanimously Wednesday to give prosecutors more time to bring criminal charges in some cases of rape and sexual abuse.
- Oregon panel considers noise regulations for hand dryers Updated: Apr-13-15 9:29 pm
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon lawmaker proposed legislation Monday creating uniform standards for hand dryers in public restrooms, citing the proliferation of powerful dryers that, while efficient, can sometimes trigger tinnitus or cause discomfort for people with development or sensory disabilities.
- Idaho challenges Oregon over Chief Joseph statue proposal Updated: Apr-13-15 2:49 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon lawmakers are considering a recommendation that Nez Perce leader Chief Joseph and suffragette Abigail Scott Duniway replace two other symbols of the state among the statues on display at the U.S. Capitol.
- Senate votes to require cable barriers on interstate medians Updated: Apr-13-15 2:46 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate has voted to require cable barriers between opposing traffic lanes on interstate highways.
- Lawmakers, counties spar over public safety spending Updated: Apr-11-15 1:44 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Short on money and faced with the prospect of building expensive new prisons, Oregon lawmakers made a politically fractious decision two years ago.