Kotek Memo: Kitzhaber "Likely" To Drag CRC into Special Session

Governor and House Speaker Continue To Push For Bridge Project


In March, Gov. John Kitzhaber and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) celebrated the passage of House Bill 2800, which provided $450 million for what was then the $3.4 billion Columbia River Crossing project. The pair had convinced skeptical lawmakers to support the bill by including conditions for the expenditure of Oregon's $450 million—most notably, the condition or "trigger"  that Washington ...   More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Fluoride Legislation Rumor in Salem is "Crazy Talk"

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In the contentious run-up to Tuesday night's vote on Measure 26-151, which would have fluoridated Portland's water supply, one of the most interesting rumors was the speculation about a possible legislative Plan B, should fluoridation go down to a narrow defeat.The rumor went like this: Many Portland lawmakers, including House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland), contributed to the pro-fluoridation campaign. ...   More
Friday, May 24, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Greenlick Files Bill to Make Cigarettes a Prescription-Only Drug


A new bill in the Oregon Legislature would require a prescription for a pack of smokes.Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland), filed a bill that would put nicotine in the same category as ketamine, and would make having the addictive substance without a doctor’s note a crime.House Bill 2077 would classify nicotine as a Schedule III controlled substance and would make the unlawful possession and distribution ...   More
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

From The Archives: Mitch Greenlick (UPDATED)

The reporting by BikePortland.org on a new bill by state Rep. Mitch Greenlick (D-Portland) that would outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old has predictably generated a lot of unhappy reaction. For those who may not know much about Greenlick as he enters his fifth term in the newly convened Oregon Legislature, here's some quick background reading: In ...   More
Thursday, January 13, 2011 HANK STERN

Mitch Greenlick Back in the News, This Time for a Proposed Soda Tax

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For a five-term state representative who we expect most Oregonians couldn't have picked out of a lineup before this month, Democrat Mitch Greenlick has certainly vaulted into prominence with the 2011 Legislature barely one week old. Last week, Greenlick got blasted by bicyclists for his bill that proposed to outlaw carrying children in bicycle trailers if the child is younger than 6 years old This ...   More
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 HANK STERN


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