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Oregon State Capitol
Oregon House Votes to Protect Net Neutrality
(February 26, 2018, 7:36 pm) Salem Legislation seeks to protect the free speech rights of Oregonians

House Bill 4155, which has more than 25 sponsors, requires state divisions or subdivisions to only purchase broadband access from internet providers who are in full compliance with the net neutrality provisions.

Garbage Rate Increase Proposed for Salem, Meeting Oct. 9
(October 4, 2017, 6:12 pm) SALEM, Ore

Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on proposed increases to garbage service rates paid by Salem home and business owners. The City says it has historically determined garbage rates on an annual basis by examining market conditions and the garbage service companies' financial statements.

Marion County Breaks Ground on New Public Safety Building
(September 21, 2017, 12:16 pm) SALEM, Ore The Public Safety Building is the second in a series of capital projects planned by Marion County

On Monday, August 7, Marion County broke ground on a new public safety building to house the Sheriff's Office Parole & Probation and Enforcement divisions. The new building provides work areas for staff and clients that are safe, professional and functional.

Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon
Decrease in Oregon Hunger Still Higher Than National Average
(September 8, 2017, 10:13 am) PORTLAND, Ore

According to the USDA's 2016 Household Food Security Report release this week, the number of Oregonians struggling to put food on the table decreased from 16.1 percent in 2013-2015 to 14.6 percent in 2014-2016.

Final Timeline for January 23, 2018 Special Election
(August 25, 2017, 6:18 pm) SALEM, Ore This revised timeline gives legislators the scheduling flexibility they requested

Today, the Elections Division issued the official administrative rule setting the timeline for a January 23, 2018 election on Referendum 301. An election will only be held if petitioners turn in at least 58,789 verified signatures by October 5, 2017. However, the uniquely compressed calendar for this special election requires work to begin in September.

Norman Wright - Salem's new Community Development Director
Salem Selects New Community Development Director
(August 23, 2017, 4:57 pm) SALEM, Ore. He Will Be a Valuable Addition to the City's Leadership Team

The City of Salem has hired Norman Wright to serve as the City's new Community Development Director. He will begin work on October 2nd. The Community Development Director position was previously held by Glenn Gross, who retired last April.

Gov. Brown Issued statement about letter to AG Sessions
(August 22, 2017, 8:20 pm) SALEM, Ore The Letter Explains State Policies Aimed at Safety Security of Oregon's Marijuana Market

"Oregon has been diligent in reaching out to our federal partners to build a collaborative and mutually beneficial understanding regarding our marijuana system," Governor Brown said. "I look forward to continuing to work together to ensure a successful marijuana market while protecting the safety of our communities."

Oregon State Capitol Building
Governor Signs SB 111 Giving Schools Resources to Have Nurses on Staff
(August 11, 2017, 12:10 pm) SALEM, Ore

SB 111 allows schools to provide nurses to help keep their students healthy, and to bill Medicaid for those services. The bill passed the Senate and House of Representatives unanimously.

Oregon's Financial Condition Report
(August 10, 2017, 2:28 pm) SALEM, Ore

If you would like to know more about Oregon’s financial situation, this newsletter is for you. Every two years, the Secretary of State’s Audits Division compiles and releases the State of Oregon Financial Condition Report. 

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Oregon House Passes National Popular Vote Compact
(May 24, 2017, 4:55 pm) Salem House Bill 2927 gives Oregon more relevance, ensures vote equality

The Oregon House of Representatives voted today to join the fight to ensure that every vote is counted equally by passing the National Popular Vote compact.

House Bill 2927, which passed the House by a vote of 34 to 23, was co-chief sponsored by Rep. Alissa Keny-Guyer (D-Portland), Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Rep. Brian Clem (D-Salem) and Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas).