Government and law

Government and law
Oregon needs funding help with deficient bridges
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Friday, June 12, 2015

There are 439 bridges in the state that are classified as "structually deficient" and the local jurisdictions in charge of many of them have little recourse.

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'Ban the box' bill passes Oregon Senate
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Friday, June 12, 2015

After amending the original measure, the new employment bill passes with bipartisan support.

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Wyden calls for reform to financial aid application
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Friday, June 12, 2015

HIGHER ED ROUNDUP: Sen. Ron Wyden wants to "empower consumers and increase college access"; PCC adds all-gender bathrooms.

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Senate Democrats pass paid sick leave bill
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

A measure that would mandate five paid sick days a year heads to the House after passing the Senate on a partisan vote.

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Portland commissioner declines $10K raise
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Steve Novick, who is running for re-election, turns down cost of living adjustment.

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