Legislature passes rent relief extension, targets cartel cannabis grows during special session

Oregon lawmakers during a special session on December 13 voted to pass a series of bills approving more than $400 million in spending to protect farmers, tenants and landlords, and to increase law enforcement in rural areas. Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) said Oregonians can be proud of their legislature. “We[Read More…]

Brown calls special legislative session to tackle redistricting

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley Oregon’s legislators will head back to Salem following Governor Kate Brown’s call to convene a special legislative session to tackle congressional and legislative redistricting.  Following the decennial census, held last in 2020, the Oregon Constitution requires the legislature to draw new[Read More…]

‘Sine Die’: The highlights of Oregon’s historic 2021 legislative session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Legislature wrapped up Saturday, marking the end of an eventful session that included high profile legislation, a resignation and the first expulsion of a legislator in state history. The session, which began Jan. 21 after a two-day delay from[Read More…]

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