Oregon to Tax Motorist over Miles Driven and Not Fuel Consumed
By December 6, 2013 Read More →

Oregon to Tax Motorist over Miles Driven and Not Fuel Consumed

The new idea for Oregon state motorists to be taxed by the amount of miles the drive per year has sparked privacy issues among those who oppose the bill. The program, springing out of a recently signed bill, is expected to launch in 2015 and is a replacement for the 30-cents-a-gallon gas tax and implements […]

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Lawmakers Guard Passwords for Students’ Social Media Accounts
By April 23, 2013 Read More →

Lawmakers Guard Passwords for Students’ Social Media Accounts

Universities and community colleges may be barred from requiring students to provide log-in information for their Facebook and other social media accounts under a bill passed unanimously by the Senate. Under Senate Bill 344, public universities and community colleges in Oregon may not compel or require students to turn over passwords and other log-in information, […]

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Battle for Oregon Gay Marriages Continues
By April 3, 2013 Read More →

Battle for Oregon Gay Marriages Continues

Oregon’s major gay-rights group, Basic Rights Oregon, reached the decision to launch a petition drive to put a measure on Oregon’s 2014 ballot that will allow legal recognition of same-sex marriages, its executive director said. People are really coming to understand that marriage is unique and special and they do not want to deny that […]

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Proposed Law Sets Minimum Wage Increase in Oregon
By March 20, 2013 Read More →

Proposed Law Sets Minimum Wage Increase in Oregon

Brad Avakian, Oregon Labor Commissioner, is scheduled to appear at a hearing before the state legislature to consider a proposed law that may boost the federal minimum wage from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2015. The move comes amid growing calls to act on an across-the-board wage rate adjustment. President Barack Obama […]

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