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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.
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.
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).