Oregon Legislature's Joint Committee Approves Weed Sales to All Adults Starting Oct. 1

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Recreational weed is legal next Wednesday. You can buy a quarter-ounce in October. The Oregon Legislature's joint committee on marijuana this morning amended a bill so that medical marijuana dispensaries can sell pot to all adults starting Oct. 1.The amendment allows anyone over 21 to buy a quarter-ounce of weed at a medical dispensary. The legislation now heads to votes in the full Senate and House.The ...   More
 
Thursday, June 25, 2015 AARON MESH

Oregon Could Start Collecting Pot Taxes by October

...Which increases the chance all adults will be able to buy pot this summer.

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Oregon lawmakers are hashing out the details of a plan to let medical marijuana dispensaries sell pot to all adults starting this summer or fall. That idea, spearheaded by Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day), is becoming increasingly plausible. Recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1, but state-licensed stores aren't likely to open until the fall of 2016. Ferrioli has suggested letting medical ...   More
 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 AARON MESH

UPDATED: Republicans Challenge Monnes Anderson's Claims in Voters Pamphlet

Senator says her nursing license is now up to date, after claiming she didn't know it had expired

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Senator Laurie Monnes Anderson (D-Gresham) has come under fire this week for providing inaccurate information in the state voters pamphlet for primary and general elections this year: Republicans charge she shouldn't be listing her occupation as a registered nurse when her license to practice expired in 2009. “If Laurie Monnes Anderson intentionally misrepresented her status as a licensed Registered ...   More
 
Monday, October 8, 2012 TROY BRYNELSON

Senate Republicans Will Pay for Recount in Ashland-area Race: Updated


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Oregon's Senate Republicans announced today they will pay for a recount in the closely contested Senate District 3 (Ashland) race. The most recent results posted by Secretary of State Kate Brown's elections division show incumbent Sen. Alan Bates (D-Ashland) defeating challenger Dave Dotterrer by 275 votes out of 48,884 cast. Brown's .56 percent margin over Dotterer is more than the .2 percent ...   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Legislative Leaders at City Club Discuss Tax Increases and Saving Private Ryan


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With an election battle likely over tax increases passed by the Oregon Legislature on corporations and the wealthiest state residents, four of the Legislature's most powerful lawmakers came to City Club of Portland today to discuss the session that wrapped up last month. Unsurprisingly, the Democrats defended the tax increases and Republicans attacked them in a precursor of the debate to come, ...   More
 
Friday, July 31, 2009 Aaron Mendelson

Kroger Responds to Senate GOP Leader's Inquiry on LNG, Foster


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Attorney General John Kroger today responded in writing to requests for information from Sen. Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) regarding Kroger's former top environmental deputy, Brent Foster. Foster resigned under pressure last month after questions arose about his role in a Hood River County investigation into an alleged polluter. Kroger pledged to cooperate with Ferrioli, the Senate minority ...   More
 
Monday, May 24, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Republican Pollster In Oregon Says Slaves "Well-Treated"; Advocates Death for Gays


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A Clackamas County pollster who has worked for multiple Republican interest groups is at the center of a dispute between state Senate Republicans and Democrats in Oregon. Filings with the state show groups including Oregonians In Action, the Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregonians For Immigration Reform, the Oregon Family Farm Association and the Leadership Fund have paid the Damascus firm ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

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