Tina Kotek

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Oregon state Rep. Gary Leif, R-Roseburg, has died.

  

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The Oregon legislative session will likely last well into next week, according to House Speaker Tina Kotek. The Portland Democrat spoke to reporters during a virtual press conference Monday afternoon.

  

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U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Springfield, is calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation to eliminate the state tax liability owed by Oregonians on federal stimulus payments.

  

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A legislative session unlike any other in Oregon history opens Monday in Salem amid a pandemic.

  

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The Oregon House Speaker and Senate President explained how the Emergency Relief Check program was developed in a press conference Friday.

Oregon Democrats To Push “Middle Class Economics”

Jan 30, 2015
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Oregon’s state legislature begins a new session next week. Job number one is crafting the next two-year budget. In the last election, Democrats strengthened their majorities in both houses and leaders say they want to boost education and other priorities that suffered cuts in recent years.

At a recent lunchtime City Club event in Eugene, Democratic Speaker of the House Tina Kotek said lawmakers are poised to enact changes meant to give a boost to workers still recovering from the Great Recession.

An Opportunity Agenda For Oregonians

Jan 19, 2015

Meeting Date: Friday January 16th, 2015

Air Date: Monday January 19th, 2015

Nearly one in three working families in the United States and in Oregon has trouble meeting their basic needs. Middle-class families in Oregon are struggling to maintain that status. Women and working families striving to join Oregon’s middle class face more barriers than ever before.

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek will talk about an “Opportunity Agenda” to address those issues built on three key platforms: expanding opportunity, rewarding work, and ensuring basic fairness.