An Oregon Department of Agriculture study said that scotch broom and Armenian blackberries could be costing the economy nearly $80 million.
There have been 478 exemptions to the law that was aimed at fostering government transparency.
The necessities — health care, schools — were able to grow in step with the bevy of new residents.
An SEC rule targets the disparity between executive and employee compensation, reigniting a long-standing debate about corporate social responsibility.
Democratic gains pave the way for a revival of environment and labor bills as revenue reform languishes.