A Foster Parent Union in the Works

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Senate is considering legislation that would create a foster parent union. Supporters say foster parents have no voice at the capital and forming a union could allow them to fight more effectively for resources and support. Foster parents are paid by the state. The measure would allow them as public … Continue reading »

Bill to Insure Immigrants on Road

SALEM, Ore. — More than $85 million comes out of the state budget every year to deal with car accidents caused by uninsured drivers. Oregon lawmakers are hoping their bill will help alleviate some of that by insuring illegal immigrants. They introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a short-term driver’s license. Drivers wouldn’t be able … Continue reading »