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January 20, 2022  •  

Gov. Kate Brown Appoints New Justices

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Gov. Kate Brown has tapped Appeals Court Justice Roger Dehoog to the Oregon Supreme Court. Dehoog is replacing retiring Justice Lynn Nakamoto after six years on the state’s highest court. Brown appointed Judge Ramon Pagan to replace Dehoog and has […]

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January 17, 2022  •  

Change in Oregon House Leadership

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The Oregon House Democratic Caucus nominated Rep. Dan Rayfield as speaker, replacing Rep. Tina Kotek. House Democrats have also elected Rep. Julie Fahey as majority leader to replace Rep. Barbara Smith Warner. These changes within the party stem from a […]

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Advocacy groups have filed three ballot measure proposals with the Office of Oregon Secretary of State, focusing on limiting campaign contributions and increasing donor disclosure requirements. For the proposals to be placed on the 2022 ballot, each proposal would need […]

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Speaker of the House Tina Kotek announced she will resign from the Oregon Legislature January 21 to focus on her campaign for governor. Kotek’s resignation allows her to avoid a House rule prohibiting representatives from fundraising during any legislative session. […]

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December 14, 2021  •  

Oregon Adjourns Special Session

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The Oregon Legislature adjourned after their one-day special session. Lawmakers passed a $215 million emergency rental assistance bill, with $100 million earmarked to immediately assist the looming eviction crisis. Policymakers also passed a bill to combat illegal cannabis sellers, assist […]

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The City of Portland’s Open and Accountable Elections Program has voted and accepted new administrative rules for candidates participating in the program. The new rules change the name of the program to the Small Donor Elections Program. The new guidelines […]

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December 1, 2021  •  

Oregon to Convene Special Session

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she will be calling the Legislature into a special session on December 13 to address eviction protections for renters. The state’s federal funds for rental assistance will be nearly spent by December 1, right before […]

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November 17, 2021  •  

Oregon to Hold Special Session

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has announced she is in talks with legislative leaders and housing advocates to construct a plan to increase funds in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. The federal funds allocated to Oregon to assist renters and owners […]

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November 3, 2021  •  

State Representative Clem to Step Down

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State Representative Brian Clem has announced he will leave the Oregon Legislature before the end of his term. Clem, a Democrat from House District 21, stated he will vacate his seat to take care of his ailing mother, who is […]

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The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has announced hearings for proposed Oregon Administrative Rule changes to take place on October 18. The changes seek to clarify various definitions, edit internal references, and update rule language to conform to electronic filing requirements. […]

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September 13, 2021  •  

Gov. Brown to call Special Session

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced she is calling a special legislative session to adopt the new congressional and legislative district maps. The session will commence September 20, leaving the Legislature seven days to finalize the maps before the September 27 […]

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August 30, 2021  •  

Contribution Limits Upheld

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Judge Bloch of Multnomah, Oregon County Circuit Court ruled contribution limits do not violate free speech and are constitutional. The ruling allows for a $500 limit on individual campaign donations. This limit was put into place by voters in 2016, […]

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August 10, 2021  •  

Justice Lynn Nakamoto to Retire

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Gov. Kate Brown announced Monday she is accepting applications to fill a seat on the Oregon Supreme Court. Justice Lynn Nakamoto is set to retire December 31 and the new appointee will fill the vacancy on January 1, 2022.

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July 23, 2021  •  

State Rep Gary Leif Passes Away

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Oregon State Rep. Gary Leif passed away this Thursday, having served as the representative of House District 2 since 2018. Before being appointed, he was elected as the Douglas County commissioner in 2016. Commissioners from Douglas, Jackson, and Josephine counties […]

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