Digest: Monday, February 27, 2022

Legislative scheduling notes This year’s legislative session ends next week, on March 7. Any bill not voted on by both chambers of the Oregon State Legislature by next Monday is effectively extinct. A legislator can propose it again during the next legislative session, which isn’t scheduled until 2023 (although special sessions have been convened multiple… Continue reading Digest: Monday, February 27, 2022

Digest: Friday, January 7, 2022

Kristof deemed ineligible to run for Oregon governor Nicholas Kristof’s gubernatorial run hit a major snag yesterday. The Elections Division of the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office informed Kristof that he does not meet the constitutional requirements to serve as governor — specifically that he has not been a resident of Oregon for the past… Continue reading Digest: Friday, January 7, 2022

Friday Digest: December 31, 2021

Warming shelters closed yesterday despite continuing cold weather Multnomah County announced yesterday that severe weather shelters were closing within hours even as snow remained on the ground in many parts of Portland. The decision was made in coordination with the City of Portland through the Joint Office on Homeless Services. While the decision follows the… Continue reading Friday Digest: December 31, 2021

Wednesday Digest: December 15, 2021

Quick reminder! Today, Wednesday, Dec. 15, is the last day to enroll or change health insurance plans for 2022 through the public exchange. Oregon residents can purchase health insurance through HealthCare.gov. The Oregon state legislature spent a lot of money during Monday’s special session: $100 million to replenish the state’s rent assistance program $100 million… Continue reading Wednesday Digest: December 15, 2021

Election Mixtape: December 13, 2021

Governor Kate Brown called a special session of the Oregon legislature with the goal of preventing a coming wave of evictions which started this morning. In order to conduct any business, two-thirds of both the Oregon House of Representatives and the Oregon Senate must be present. There’s some concern, however, that Republicans may refuse to… Continue reading Election Mixtape: December 13, 2021

Election Mixtape: December 10, 2021

Sunrise Movement PDX sent an open letter to Governor Kate Brown last week, detailing the environmental group’s demands for the Oregon Department of Transportation to move the state towards decarbonizing our transportation system: Youth Vs. ODOT and Sunrise hubs around Oregon worked on a letter this week to Governor Brown. We discussed her leadership, our… Continue reading Election Mixtape: December 10, 2021