Reflections on Oregon's 2021 Session
Like any other session, the legislature introduced more tax measures than it passed.
That’s a Wrap! Oregon Lawmakers Adjourn Sine Die
Every session has something that makes it uniquely its own.
Oregon Lawmakers Reach Session’s Final Week
With little more than a week before lawmakers adjourn their session, the state budget and final policy measures are taking center stage.
Oregon House Expels Lawmaker for Aiding State Capitol Breach
For many lawmakers, Democrats and Republicans alike, the incident was a chilling moment in Oregon political history.
Presiding Officers Declare Sine Die Imminent
The rule allows the presiding officers to suspend the parliamentary procedure requiring 48-hour notice before a committee takes final action on a measure.
State Economists Suggest "Stunning" Economic & Revenue Growth from Pandemic's Easing
In a dramatic rally from only a year ago, the economists said tax collections should exceed their pre-pandemic levels by more than $2 billion.
Pandemic & Legislature Reach a Turning Point
The pandemic has taken Oregon on a roller coaster ride over the past two weeks.
Pandemic, Restrictions Drive Politics of the Session
The legislature has spent much of its time this session contending with issues traditionally outside its attention.
Pandemic’s Fourth Wave Intersects With Session
With the announced return of restrictions, the politics over the pandemic are increasingly converging with the session.
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COVID Shuts Down Oregon House, Again
The distance from the building did nothing to encourage cooperation or, at the very least, cool tempers.
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