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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown during budget talk: ‘We’re absolutely determined to rise and rebuild’

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown laid out her budget plan Tuesday for the 2021-2023 biennium, which would be an 8% increase over the 2019-21 budget, as it was originally approved. 44 more words

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Oregon wants to buy motels to house the homeless, including people displaced by wildfires, but applications slow to arrive

The Oregon Community Foundation is extending its application deadlines for government entities and nonprofits interested in applying for grant money to convert motels and hotels into shelters for people who have been displaced by wildfires or are experiencing homelessness. 20 more words

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Oregon Legislature takes up rental and landlord protections - OPB's Think Out Loud

Lawmakers are working on a proposal that would extend the state’s eviction moratorium. Currently it’s set to expire at the end of the year. The new proposal would allow renters to delay payments until June 30 and not be evicted from their homes. 35 more words

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We Asked Rep. Janelle Bynum How the Oregon House Would Be Different Under Her Leadership

“When they say representation matters, it does—it really, really does—to see what’s possible and to know that your voice can be included in a conversation.” 14 more words

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Oregon wants experts for new psilocybin-assisted therapy board

People from across the U.S. have applied to sit on the board that will oversee the creation of the Oregon’s psilocybin-assisted therapy system. State leaders are hoping to find more local nominees. 9 more words

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Funding for new Deschutes County judge proposed

Judge shortage has caused years of delays.

The Oregon Legislature will again look at funding a new judge in Deschutes County.

Oregon Chief Justice Martha Walters on Tuesday released her budget request for the 2021-23 biennium, including three new circuit court judgeships and support staffing in Deschutes and Douglas counties. 33 more words

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