Hill to Hall May 21–May 25

May 21: Oregon Senate passes election security bill Senate Bill 944 “overwhelmingly passed” the Oregon Senate on the day of Oregon’s special election for local positions and tax laws according…

Hill to Hall May 13–17

May 16: Governor Brown signs $1 billion tax package for school funding In the wake of Oregon public school protesting and Republican walkouts in Salem, Gov. Kate Brown has signed…

Hill to Hall May 6–9

May 6: Oregon Republicans shut down Senate over tax bill Oregon Republicans have shut down the Oregon Senate in protest to House Bill 3427, a bill that would tax businesses…

Hill to Hall April 29–May 3

May 1: Oregon Republicans delay tax vote Democrats’ new tax bill—House Bill 3427—has the potential to raise billions of dollars in tax revenue from businesses to be spent on early…

Hill to Hall April 23–24

April 23: Oregon judge to grant preliminary injunction against restricted abortion United States District Judge Michael J. McShane said he would block President Donald Trump’s new federal rule that would…

Hill to Hall April 15–20

April 15: Bill proposed to change laws on drone interference passes Oregon Senate Senate Bill 581 passed the Oregon Senate on Monday and is headed to the House for approval….

Hill to Hall April 8–13

April 8: Oregon Senate rejects bill to lower Oregon’s drunk driving limit A bill that would have lowered Oregon’s drunk driving limit from .08% to .05% died in session. Senate…

Hill to Hall April 1–5

April 1: Bill to provide free menstrual products in public schools moves forward in committee A bill that would require at least half of all public middle and high schools…

Hill to Hall March 26-28

March 26: Betsy DeVos defends proposed cuts to Special Olympics program Betsy DeVos defended the White House’s 2020 budget proposal to the House Appropriations Committee. She defended the proposal to…

Hill to Hall: March 19–22

March 19: Oregon permanently bans offshore drilling The Oregon Legislature passed Senate Bill 256 to “prohibit drilling and exploration in the state’s marine waters,” according to Associated Press. This comes…

Hill to Hall: March 11–15

March 11: Safeway hires armed guards at downtown location Safeway on 10th and Jefferson has employed armed guards to supplement their security team after a recent spur of complaints regardless…