The state has signaled its support for allocating an additional $70 million to Gov. Tina Kotek’s initial request of $130 million in emergency funds to help move residents off the streets and keep them housed.
The state aims to cut emissions by 50 percent by 2035 and by 90 percent by 2050. The transportation sector accounts for almost 40 percent of the state’s greenhouse gas emissions. The new rule is based on California’s.
The 26-year-old defeated Kim Rice, 52, and Rich Vial, 68, on Tuesday, making her the youngest-ever state senator ever elected in Oregon. She will represent Senate District 18.
Rep. Janelle Bynum’s re-election battle is closer than many initially anticipated, part of which is caused by significant redistricting. About 29,000 of the 50,000 registered voters are new to the district.
Political groups have spent thousands of dollars to sway voters in their favor for measures 112, 113 and 114. One committee spent more than $1.5 million to get Measure 113 on the ballot and another $24,000 since.
The Secretary of State’s office has received three times the normal amount of records requests as people seek information about voting machines. The requests have been sparked by election misinformation.
Some civic leaders in Morrow County have crafted a lurcative deal that gives the e-commerce giant tax fiber-optic services along with tax breaks worth nearly $50 million a year.
The state is one of three this year in which both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial candidates are women, though Oregon has a third female candidate who is “unaffiliated.” Only nine current governors are women.