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'Grand bargain' moves forward

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Gov. Kitzhaber is trying to broker a compromise between Democrats and Republicans to get more money for education by raising taxes and cutting pensions.

 

UO and PSU nearing independence

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The University of Oregon and Portland State University could soon declare independence from the Oregon University System.

 

CRC heads to Washington Senate

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Friday, June 28, 2013

The Washington House passed the $10 billion transportation package that includes $450 million in bonds for the Columbia River Crossing.

 

Oregon lawmakers consider BETC reincarnation

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a $25 million annual pool to replace the expiring manufacturing Business Energy Tax Credit program.

 

Oregon considers tripling film subsidy

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering tripling a state subsidy that exists to attract movie and TV productions to the state.

 

Judge upholds Portland art tax

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Portland's arts tax is constitutional, Judge Kelly Skye ruled.

 

Pamplin buys Central Oregonian

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Portland-based Pamplin Media Group bought the Central Oregonian, which publishes twice a week in Prineville.

 
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