Oregon Archives - State and Federal Communications

June 11, 2021  •  

Oregon Expels Lawmaker

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

The Oregon House voted to expel Rep. Mike Nearman after he allowed demonstrators, some who were armed, into the Capitol on December 21, 2020, while the House was in a special session. The District 23 seat will most likely remain […]

Continue Reading

The city of Portland adopted new and amended Auditor Administrative Rules (ARAs) following a public comment period. The administrative rule changes are a result of previous litigation and court cases; a need for updating certain dollar amounts to comply with […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

A lawmaker facing expulsion from the state House of Representatives after women accused him of harassment is resigning. Rep. Diego Hernandez is stepping down to allow his colleagues to focus on serving Oregonians and to move forward with his life […]

Continue Reading

Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Legislature gathered in person for a one day special session on Monday. During the session, lawmakers passed four bills including $800 million in relief for those struggling due to the pandemic and the aftermath of the historic summer […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

Gov. Kate Brown will call lawmakers into a one-day special session on December 21. The legislature will consider $800 million in relief for Oregonians suffering financially from the COVID-19 pandemic and the state’s wildfires. The funding will go towards helping […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

Lawmakers on Wednesday signaled support in using a provision from the state constitution never before used. Under the provision, Gov. Kate Brown can declare a catastrophic disaster. In addition, she can convene a special legislative session under looser rules than […]

Continue Reading

Oregon State Capitol Building

Voters passed a state constitutional amendment paving the way for the Oregon State Legislature and local lawmakers to limit political contributions and expenditures. Measure 107 also allows for rules regarding disclosure of campaign activity in order to require campaigns to […]

Continue Reading

Oregon State Capitol Building

Oregon Lawmakers worked past 11 p.m. Monday to conclude a special session growing tense and at times openly hostile in the Senate earlier in the evening. Lawmakers passed a dozen bills to patch a $1 billion hole in the state […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

Gov. Kate Brown announced she will convene a second special session of the Oregon Legislature starting Monday, August 10. The main objective of the session will be to address the state’s devastating budget shortfall arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

Oregon’s Legislative Assembly adjourned the first special session of 2020. During the session lawmakers passed a slew of bills dealing with police accountability and the coronavirus pandemic. Lawmakers passed 24 bills with more than 600 pieces of public testimony submitted […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

Gov. Kate Brown has called for a special session of the Oregon Legislature to convene on June 24. Lawmakers will be addressing issues regarding police accountability, the coronavirus pandemic, children’s education, and jobs. With social distancing measures still in place, […]

Continue Reading

Oregon Senate Chamber - photo by Cacophony

Oregon political candidates in legislative and statewide races can continue to accept contributions vastly exceeding the caps voters approved in 2006. Secretary of State Bev Clarno announced on Friday she would not allow the 2006 voter approved initiative. The initiative […]

Continue Reading

In the wake of an Oregon Supreme Court ruling last week overturning long standing precedents declaring campaign contribution limits in Oregon elections unconstitutional, Portland will enforce a voter approved $500 per donor limit starting Monday. The court ruled that contribution […]

Continue Reading

Oregon State Capitol Building

The Oregon Supreme Court, reversing its longstanding ban on strict campaign finance limits, ruled in favor of a voter approved Multnomah County law putting a $500 limit on campaign donations. The court concluded contribution limits are not invalid under the state […]

Continue Reading

State and Federal Communications, Inc. provides research and consulting services for government relations professionals on lobbying laws, procurement lobbying laws, political contribution laws in the United States and Canada. Learn more by visiting stateandfed.com.

Sort by Month

1 2 3 6