Senate Dems pass ineffective, partisan background check bill

Oregon Senate Republicans Senate Democrats Refuse to Increase Funding for Critical Mental Health Services on Party-Line Vote Salem, OR – Yesterday, Senate Democrats rejected a common-sense bill to invest in community mental health programs across Oregon. SB 763, which would … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:45 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gun Control, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 5 Comments

Oregon Senate Dems Reject Bills to Protect Child Trafficking Victims

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Today, Senate Democrats rejected a pair of proposals to strengthen laws against child sex trafficking in Oregon. The two bills, SB 513 and SB 816, would have made patronizing a trafficked child a crime … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:28 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 7 Comments

SB 941 closes marijuana-user gun purchase loophole

by NW Spotlight Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene) & Sen. Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) are pushing a bill that will close a loophole for Oregon marijuana users looking to buy firearms. The bill, SB 941, will expand background checks required for most … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:57 | Posted in Gun Control, Marijuana, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 8 Comments

Sen. Ted Ferrioli on passing of former Senate President Brady Adams

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the¬†following statement following the loss of former Senate President Brady Adams on¬†Monday. “It was a great joy and honor to serve with Senate President … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:17 | Posted in Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Why is it so hard to fund K-12 education in Oregon?

by Dan Lucas The Oregon House of Representatives passed a $7.255 billion K-12 education budget, and it passed yesterday in the Oregon Senate. The voting was along party lines. Democrats, who control the state House and Senate, voted yes for … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Senate Dems pass K-12 budget that underfunds Oregon schools

Oregon Senate Republicans Reject Senate Republican Proposal for Additional K-12 Funding Salem, OR – Today, Democrats passed a $7.225 billion K-12 budget that underfunds education on a party-line vote in the Oregon Senate. After over three hours of debate on … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:24 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 3 Comments

Oregon Dem control: Decade of deprioritizing education

Oregon Senate Republicans “Today I think of our children, I think of the future of this great state. $7.255 billion is not enough. I believe this is not adequate and that we can, and should, do better for our children.” … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:08 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 8 Comments

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