Lawmakers Work on Wildfire Funding

MEDFORD, Ore. — The hundreds of thousands of acres burning in Oregon and Washington has prompted law makers to take action. Senator Ron Wyden is working with Idaho senator Mike Carpo to secure more than 600 million dollars of funding from the supplemental funding to this year’s fire season. Senator Wyden is also pushing to … Continue reading »

OLCC Reacts to Marijuana Measure

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Liquor and Control Commission is getting ready for what could become Oregon’s recreational marijuana market. Oregonians will get to vote on legalization of recreational marijuana in November, if enough of the 145 thousand signatures last week are valid. The ballot measure sets the OLCC as the regulatory body. Officials say … Continue reading »

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 »