Landlords subject to Oregon’s rent control law can increase rents 10% in 2024, the Department of Administrative Services announced Tuesday. That’s the maximum allowed under a new law passed this year that sought to prevent most double-digit rent increases in years of high inflation. A 2019 law capped rent increases[Read More…]
Author: By Julia Shumway – Oregon Capital Chronicle
Oregon Republican Rep. Cliff Bentz serves on one of the three committees involved in a newly launched impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden.
Republican senators whose walkouts stalled the last legislative session are asking the Oregon Supreme Court to review the voter-approved law that now prevents them from seeking reelection.
Oregon gives up its long run of banning self-service gasoline as governor prepares to let new legislation take hold. The impact isn’t as great in rural Oregon, where special rules have allowed self-service.
A federal judge in Oregon has ruled the latest gun measure is legal. But Measure 114 remains remains on hold until at least September as a separate state court case proceeds.
Toledo reserve police officer Gary LaVaughn Sumpter was shot and killed in 1969 while trying to defend a wounded state trooper. A belated honor for him is on hold in the Oregon Legislature.
Republican legislators, including state Rep. Greg Smith, announced a hunt for government corruption. Instead, senators were lectured Thursday by citizens to quick their boycott.
AT THE CAPITOL: Gov. Tina Kotek said Democrats and Republicans are at an impasse, with Republicans insisting Democrats kill or substantially change a top priority around abortion and gender-affirming care.
AT THE CAPITOL: Senate Republicans continue to stop action over what they say is illegal language in summaries of legislation. The Republican leader expanded demands on Sunday. Sen. Lynn Findley has skipped the walkout in recent days.
Two bills passed by the Oregon House on May 3 seek to reduce takeout container trash in the state.