Government and law

Government and law
Rank and file: sick leave
March 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

0313 FOB RankAndFile SickLeavePortland may soon mandate that all businesses with more than six employees provide paid sick leave, joining Seattle, San Francisco and Washington D.C., as one of the few cities to offer the benefit.

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State prisons by the numbers
March 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

0313 FOB ByTheNumbers StatePrisonsIn December a 12-member public safety commission convened by Gov. Kitzhaber delivered its final report, which is expected to impact budget decisions in the current legislative session. The report zeroed in on the Department of Corrections and recommended sentence reductions and cost-effective alternatives to incarceration. The goal is to reduce the state’s rising prison population and prevent an estimated $600 million increase in costs over the next 10 years.

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State leaders hear Oregon's health care plan
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Friday, February 22, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber is briefing other state leaders on his health care overhaul highlighted by President Obama in his State of the Union address.

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Business leaders push legislative agenda in Salem
January 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012

0113 TheRushOnSalem 01Business gears up for the legislative session with bold ideas to rein in PERS and prison costs as well as a response to the governor's 10-year energy plan.

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Oregon's first lady Cylvia Hayes balances life, work and play
January 2013
Monday, December 10, 2012

0113 LiveWorkPlay CylviaHayesCylvia Hayes is policy adviser to Gov. John Kitzhaber on clean energy and economic development. She is also his longtime companion, and as First Lady, she has made poverty and hunger her key issues.

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