Mowat Construction Company claims the developer of a hydroelectric project near Cottage Grove owes the contractor more than $2.8 million.
Supporters want independent control of the Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.
Chief Justice Thomas Balmer said Oregon's courts are restoring spending and staffing in their current budget.
Sen. Ron Wyden is introducing his bill to promote logging on national forests in Eastern Oregon.
Conservatives and business groups are targeting Oregon, Missouri and Ohio for new efforts to weaken labor unions.