Must Reads

Republicans introduce PERS bill

In attempt to advance budget negotiations, Republican senators introduced a bill outlining their caucus’ wish list for reforms to the Public Employees Retirement System.

Second Portland streetcar goes into service

Portland Steetcar has been testing the long awaited car since January.

Oregon LNG applies for federal permit

Backers of a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near the mouth of the Columbia River say that approval would preempt opposition from Clatsop County.

Polaris offers lab services to battery startups

A new Beaverton-based manufacturing and testing lab might even the playing field for U.S. battery companies.

Liquor surcharge would boost state budget

Oregon liquor authorities will vote Wednesday morning on whether to add a 25-cent-a-bottle surcharge to the price of spirits.

Portland collects more than $7M in arts tax

The deadline to pay Portland’s Arts Tax on time has passed.

EV driving costs 96 cents per gallon, DOE website says

A new U.S. government tool shows a typical EV in Oregon could go as far on 96 cents worth of electricity as a similar vehicle could on a gallon of unleaded gasoline.