The Portland City Council and the Multnomah County Commission appear ready to approve a financing plan for a publicly backed Convention Center hotel.
Lawmakers are divided on whether Oregon's Department of Energy erred in giving $30 million in tax credits to three Eastern Oregon wind farms.
The Oregon Legislature is considering taxing electronic cigarettes.
Oregon environmental groups will push for increased logging restrictions if a federal bill to boost harvest passes Congress.
Privatizing liquor in Oregon would hurt state revenue and the growing craft distillery industry, the OLCC chairman says.