Government and law
Richardson to announce governor candidacy
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

State Rep. Dennis Richardson is announcing his candidacy for governor. Richardson is a Central Point Republican.

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Labor contracts still being negotiated
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Almost 6,000 state employees still have contracts being negotiated.

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Oregon budget sees biggest increase since recession
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Friday, July 19, 2013

Taking into account all Oregon state revenue, the government will spend $59.8 billion in the next two years, a 4.6% increase from the last budget cycle.

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Rudy Crew racked up colossal travel expenses
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Oregon's ex chief education officer, Rudy Crew, billed the state for thousands of dollars in personal travel expenses. He took more than nine weeks of paid time off during his year on the job, including six weeks of paid vacation along with sick time, holidays and personal time. Crew was the second-highest paid state employee with a salary of $280,000.

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Hemp measure makes the farm bill
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A provision that could make industrial hemp farming legal made it into the U.S. House-passed farm bill. Rep. Earl Blumenauer is happy that colleges and universities would be able to grow hemp for research purposes.

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