Government and law

Government and law
GOP proposes comp instead of overtime
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Monday, May 06, 2013

Republicans in Congress are pushing legislation that would give employees who work over 40 hours a week the option of paid time off instead of overtime pay.

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Jackson County votes against casino
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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Jackson County Board of Commissioners voted against a proposed Coquille Indian Tribe casino in Medford.

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Oregon Senate says state should regulate farm crops
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Thursday, May 02, 2013

The Oregon Senate passed a bill that gives the state the power to regulate what seeds can and can't be sown, instead of counties.

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Eugene's plastic bag ban begins
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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Eugene's plastic bag ban went into effect May 1, along with a mandatory 5 cent fee for paper bags.

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Portland mayor releases 2013-14 budget
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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales released his 2013-14 budget proposal, cutting 183 staff positions as a partial fix to the city's projected $21.5 million funding gap.

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