Oregon legislature http://ijpr.org en 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up http://ijpr.org/post/2014-legislative-wrap <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oregon lawmakers wrapped up the 2014 legislative session. As might be expected, a lot of big ideas were brought forward in January, but by the end of the session relatively few survived. </span>JPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Liam </span>Moriarty<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with Northwest News Network capital correspondent Chris Lehman to get the lowdown on what did – and didn’t – get done.</span></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:25:41 +0000 Liam Moriarty 8883 at http://ijpr.org 2014 Legislative Wrap-Up New Laws For The New Year In Oregon http://ijpr.org/post/new-laws-new-year-oregon <p></p><p>Taking a call from a loved one while you're driving just got more expensive in Oregon.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The fines for cell phone use while driving just bumped up with the new year. Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:34:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 5829 at http://ijpr.org New Laws For The New Year In Oregon Measuring The Special Session Accomplishments http://ijpr.org/post/measuring-special-session-accomplishments <p>While the federal legislature (Congress) struggled with October 1 deadlines, Oregon&#39;s governor chose the prior day to call the <a href="http://www.leg.state.or.us/" target="_blank"><strong>state legislature</strong></a> into special session on taxes and public pensions.&nbsp;</p><p>As the session started, the outcome was very much in doubt.&nbsp; Tue, 01 Oct 2013 17:08:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 709 at http://ijpr.org Measuring The Special Session Accomplishments Oregon Lamakers Head To Salem http://ijpr.org/post/oregon-lamakers-head-salem <p>Oregon lawmakers return to Salem today for a special session tackling pensions, taxes, and regulations over genetically modified crops.</p><p>Governor John Kitzhaber called the session earlier this month, nearly a year after he first proposed a budget that included cuts in pension benefits for retired government workers.</p><p>He has negotiated a deal with legislative leaders that would include pension cuts along with tax increases and tax cuts. He added a ban on local&nbsp; governments regulating genetically modified crops as part of the session requirements.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:17:08 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 686 at http://ijpr.org