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 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 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 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…

Students gather in Salem for anti-lobbying day

Thousands of teachers, students and supporters gathered on Feb. 18 outside the Capitol Building in Salem for the March for our Students, a rally organized by the Oregon Education Association…

Hill to Hall, Nov. 6–10

Nov. 6: Midterm elections conclude in Oregon Gov. Kate Brown was re-elected to the governor’s office at the close of 2018 midterm elections in what the Associated Press called the…

Hill to Hall: Oct. 21–26

Oct. 21: Oregon leaders pledge to uphold transgender protections Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives Tina Kotek, D–Portland, and U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D–Ore., came out in support of…

Hill to Hall Sept. 30–Oct. 5

Oct. 1 – Supreme Court nominee once brawled alongside former Blazer U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh participated in a bar fight with former NBA basketball player Chris Dudley in…

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