Bills Take Aim at Land Use Advocates

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 Early in the legislative session many bills filed that may never get a hearing or may languish in committee. This year, as in sessions past, Oregon property rights advocates are taking aim at the process around land use decisions. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high and "economic development" the buzzwords of even the most left-leaning lawmaker, there may be more interest than in recent ...   More
 
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

New Bill Would Require Health Warning Labels on Cell Phones

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Thought warning labels were just for cigarettes? Think again. A bill introduced by state Sen. Chip Shields (D-Portland) would require warning labels for all new cell phones and cell phone packaging sold in Oregon. Shields filed the bill on behalf of a constituent, David Morrison, over concerns about possible links connecting mobile phone radiation to brain cancer and other health problems. Morrison, ...   More
 
Monday, February 7, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Trust But Verify

Why does a liberal Oregon Democrat want to crack down on illegal immigrants?


Immigration
Advocates for undocumented immigrants accuse U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) of trying to drive illegal workers further underground with a new bill that would require employers to check applicants   More
 
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 BETH SLOVIC

Coverage For All

Is single-payer health care the cure for Oregon?


Politics
 State Rep. Michael Dembrow wants to establish in Oregon what the White House and Congress couldn’t do in last year’s healthcare reform effort: single-payer health care.   More
 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 STACY BROWNHILL

What Happens If Both Legislative Chambers Are Equally Divided?


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Although last night's results are not final, it appears that Democratic super-majorities in both houses (36 to 24 in the House and 18 to 12 in the Senate) will morph into deadlocks in both chambers. The Oregon House has never before been deadlocked. The Oregon Senate has been tied 15-15 just two times since Oregon became a state (1957, 2003). In the 2003 legislative session, Republicans and ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Another Bill Angering Cyclists: A Proposed Ban on Wearing Headphones


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BikePortland.org's recent coverage of new bike legislation sparked fiery reaction among commenters toward a bill by state Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) that would ban carrying children younger than six years old on a bicycle or in a bicycle trailer. But Greenlick's proposal isn't the only piece of legislation BikePortland reported on that could change the way Oregonians ride. House Bill ...   More
 
Monday, January 17, 2011 REBECCA JACOBSON

Senate District 22 Republicans


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Senate District 15 Democrats


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

House District 51 Republicans


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

Senate District 19 Republicans


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010 HANK STERN

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