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Mar
01
Legislative Session Comes Down to the Wire

Legislative Session Comes Down to the Wire

Lawmakers face a race to the finish line to complete their work before constitutional adjournment.
6 min read
Feb
23
Changing Clocks and Racing Against the Clock

Changing Clocks and Racing Against the Clock

The legislature’s short session is akin to drinking out of the firehose.
4 min read
Feb
19
Whittling Oregon's Supermajority Requirement

Whittling Oregon's Supermajority Requirement

In recent years, lawmakers and funding advocates have exploited workarounds to constitutional supermajority requirements on revenue-raising measures.
2 min read
Feb
16
Short Session Arithmetic in the Driver’s Seat

Short Session Arithmetic in the Driver’s Seat

While the traditional courting of stakeholders is a staple of the legislature, now more than ever, legislative arithmetic is driving the politics.
5 min read
Feb
09
Oregon Legislature Hits The Ground Running

Oregon Legislature Hits The Ground Running

With the long and perhaps growing list of topics for the session, it will take quite the endeavor for the legislature to accomplish all its priorities in such a short window of time.
4 min read
Jan
12
Legislature Previews Its Short Session Sprint

Legislature Previews Its Short Session Sprint

Lawmakers convened in Salem this week to preview the issues likely to dominate the session, including drug decriminalization, housing, and wildfire funding.
3 min read
Nov
15
Oregon’s Revenue Outlook Holds Steady, Providing Additional Resources for 2024 Session

Oregon’s Revenue Outlook Holds Steady, Providing Additional Resources for 2024 Session

Oregon's Office of Economic Analysis believes the economy will avoid the monetary policy-fueled recession feared only a year ago.
2 min read
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