A dark money group founded by a national Republican political operative and oil industry lobbyists stepped up its efforts to influence Oregon voters this week, sending mailers and buying ad space in seven competitive state House districts.
Author: Julia Shumway of the Oregon Capital Chronicle
Republican senators who participated in the longest walkout in state history cannot seek reelection in 2024 or 2026, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Oregon lawmakers jetted off to Taiwan, Portugal, Denmark and tech hubs in California this fall, all paid for by companies and groups that have a keen interest in the laws they’ll pass.
Secretary of State Shemia Fagan will resign next Monday, a little less than a week after news broke of her moonlighting for a troubled cannabis company that played a key role in an audit conducted by her office.
Oregon has been in a housing crisis for years.
State economists say the state is short about 111,000 homes needed for current residents. When economists considered future growth, a 2021 analysis suggested the state needs to build more than 580,000 homes by 2040.
BY JULIA SHUMWAY of the Oregon Capital Chronicle The three women running to be Oregon’s next governor sparred over abortion, homelessness, guns and climate change in their first debate on Friday. Friday’s forum, hosted by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association at a resort in Welches, was the unofficial start of[Read More…]
Time’s running out for Oregonians affected by the COVID pandemic to receive state help in paying rent. The Oregon Housing and Community Services Department will close applications for rent assistance on Monday, Mar. 14. People who are falling behind on rent or owe back rent can apply for aid through[Read More…]
Nick Kristof (Kristof campaign photo) Former New York Times columnist Nick Kristof hasn’t lived in Oregon long enough to run for governor, Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan announced Thursday. Kristof, who grew up in Oregon but lived most of his adult life outside the state, has outpaced other Democratic[Read More…]
State Sen. Betsy Johnson, center, attends the dedication Gerry Frank | Salem Rotary Amphitheater in Riverfront Park on Friday, July 23, 2021. (Ron Cooper/Salem Reporter) Moderate Democratic state Sen. Betsy Johnson will leave her party and run for governor as an independent, she told supporters Thursday afternoon. In an email[Read More…]
Salem Capitol When Oregonians go to the polls in about a year, they won’t see their current governor on their ballot for only the second time this century. Gov. Kate Brown can’t run for a third term, leaving Democrats with a wide-open primary for the first time since 2002. Both parties’[Read More…]