Oregon - Coronavirus Press Clips Archive

Oregons tense second special session portends rough months ahead

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 8/12/2020

Lack of plan nearly derails legislative session

Salem Statesman-Journal - 8/11/2020

Oregon lawmakers pass bill restricting police choke holds

Corvallis Gazette-Times - 8/11/2020

Legislature launches into 2nd special session

Salem Statesman-Journal - 8/10/2020

Oregon lawmakers will begin special session Monday to cut state spending, possibly take on tax breaks, police reforms

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 8/8/2020

Oregon State Parks imposes new fee on out-of-state campers

Salem Statesman-Journal - 8/7/2020

Oregon PERS: Oregon Supreme Court upholds lawmakers changes to public pension benefits

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 8/6/2020

Legislature distributes millions in COVID-19 relief

Salem Statesman-Journal - 8/6/2020

No agreement on policy bills for special session

Salem Statesman-Journal - 8/3/2020

Oregon consumer spending rebounds “ but not in travel and entertainment

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 8/2/2020

Oregon PERS: Lawmakers successfully stanch pension cost increases but leave systems funded status at risk

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 8/1/2020

July

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown calls mid-August special session to cut state budget

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/31/2020

Oregon says it will offer quicker benefits to tens of thousands of unemployed workers

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/31/2020

Oregon sets new standards for reopening schools

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/28/2020

State, county officials commit to proposals aimed at justice for Black Oregonians, some with timelines, funding attached

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/28/2020

Oregonians respond to proposed state budget cuts

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/27/2020

Portland approves $114 million CARES Act spending plan for coronavirus-related aid

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/23/2020

Oregon lawmakers take input on $400 million in proposed budget cuts

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/22/2020

Lawmakers, governors seek criminal penalties, civil remedies for false, racist 911 calls

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/20/2020

Lawmakers, DAS disagree on legality of checks program

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/19/2020

Oregon immigrant communities receive more than $10m through state fund

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/16/2020

Schools prioritized in proposed budget fix

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/16/2020

Oregon lawmakers propose closing a prison, cutting mental health offerings to balance state budget amid coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/16/2020

Oregon secretary of state, attorney general clash on lowering bar to ballot measure

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/15/2020

Oregon lawmakers divvy millions in federal relief for workers, businesses, arts

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/14/2020

Lawmakers distribute federal coronavirus relief

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/14/2020

Lawsuit seeks reforms at Oregon Employment Department to address months of unpaid jobless benefits

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/13/2020

Lawmakers propose $500 for people without benefits

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/9/2020

Funding for 37 state projects killed by pandemic

Salem Statesman-Journal - 7/8/2020

Oregon hotels begin reopening but many rooms are empty

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/6/2020

Pandemic leads to unusually short list of ballot measures

Corvallis Gazette-Times - 7/4/2020

As wildfire season approaches, firefighters contend with conditions and coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/2/2020

Q&A: Whats the state of Oregons troubled jobless benefits system?

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/2/2020

Oregon lawmakers urge action on budget, as Gov. Kate Brown waits on Congress

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 7/1/2020

June

Oregon leaders prepare to tackle budget shortfall north of $1 billion

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/28/2020

Oregon lawmakers will return to Salem this summer

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/27/2020

Cell phone tax sails through Oregon Legislature

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/27/2020

Lawmakers pass bill to prevent Oregonians from losing drivers licenses if they cant afford to pay fines

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/27/2020

Oregon lawmakers conclude unprecedented special session on policing, coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/26/2020

Thousands of furloughed Oregon educators have been waiting weeks for their benefits

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/25/2020

Transparency, workload rankle lawmakers as session opens

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/24/2020

Audit: Inconsistent support for students with disabilities

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/24/2020

Oregon Insight: Minimum wage rises again on July 1

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/21/2020

Special session approaches with details undecided

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/21/2020

Oregon businesses, governments want lawmakers to shield them from coronavirus lawsuits

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/20/2020

Here are the proposals Oregon lawmakers could vote on starting Wednesday

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/20/2020

8 Oregon state parks wont reopen this summer after COVID-19 cuts

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/19/2020

Oregon outdoors program in jeopardy from cuts

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/17/2020

Oregon has record number of new cases

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/16/2020

Gov. Kate Brown calls Oregon Legislature into special session on police accountability, coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/16/2020

Group of Oregon lawmakers press governor to release nearly 2,000 inmates early over coronavirus risk

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/15/2020

TriMet, other transit agencies seek permission to spend payroll tax to shore up budgets

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/9/2020

Oregon lawmakers agree to devote $247 million in federal coronavirus aid to renter relief, rural hospitals, child care and more

Oregonian – 6/6/2020

Gov. Brown says protests are the result of years of deferred police accountability

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/1/2020

Oregon parks face $22 million shortfall, plan cuts

Salem Statesman-Journal - 6/1/2020

Oregon State athletics facing severe 2020-21 budget cuts without a complete football schedule, at least 50 percent Reser Stadium capacity

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 6/1/2020

People driving less in Oregon is estimated to cost $125 million in lost gas tax revenue

Statesman Journal – 6/1/2020

May

A State Moves to Publicly Disclose Information on Workplace Coronavirus Outbreaks

Route Fifty – 5/29/2020

Economists: Oregon public health, education should be prioritized

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/29/2020

Lawmakers will press state again about unemployment benefits lag

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/29/2020

Unpaid unemployment claims leaves people on brink

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/24/2020

Economic recovery will take years, state analysts say

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/22/2020

Oregons coronavirus recession is steepest since Great Depression

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/20/2020

State economists see $2.1B shortfall due to COVID-19

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/20/2020

Oregon's jobless rate skyrockets to 14.2%, a record high

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/19/2020

Plan by Oregon governor, top lawmakers to constrain spending of federal relief funds faces outcry

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/16/2020

In Oregon, food stamp applications shoot sky high during coronavirus economic crisis

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/14/2020

As coronavirus threatens school budgets, more districts turn to pay cut-free furloughs like Portlands

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/14/2020

Agencies draft cuts in case of budget shortfall

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/13/2020

OSP could close stations, lay off troopers under coronavirus budget plan

Corvallis Gazette-Times - 5/12/2020

Brown tells agencies to prepare for 17% budget cut

Salem Statesman-Journal - 5/11/2020

Governor asks Oregon agencies to plan 17% budget cuts to deal with coronavirus fallout

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/11/2020

Oregon counties scramble to get their coronavirus reopening plans to the governor

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/10/2020

In midst of pandemic, Oregon hospitals cut workers pay, require furloughs

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/8/2020

Oregon Lottery will cut jobs, pay amid coronavirus pandemic

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/7/2020

Oregons new business tax wont apply to federal coronavirus loans after all

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/6/2020

State working on guidance that could allow Oregon summer camps to open

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/6/2020

Oregon releases $12 million in housing funds: Heres what its for and how you can benefit

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/4/2020

Portland Public Schools no-paycut furlough plan gets OK from Oregon Employment Department, most affected labor unions

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/4/2020

From Portland to Ashland, the coronavirus forces Oregon colleges to slash salaries, cut jobs

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 5/1/2020

April

Oregons new business tax may take a share of federal coronavirus relief loans

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/30/2020

Oregons highway trust fund faced unsustainable financial crisis even before COVID-19 hit

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/30/2020

Oregon coronavirus job losses top 360,000

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/30/2020

Oregon has more than 100,000 unprocessed jobless claims, some waiting more than a month

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/29/2020

Gov. Kate Brown sends conflicting messages about Oregons new business tax

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/28/2020

Oregon begins furloughing workers, slow bounce back expected

Associated Press – 4/28/2020

Virus costing OSU millions

Corvallis Gazette-Times - 4/27/2020

Travel Oregon plans to reduce workforce by a third amid coronavirus tourism freefall

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/27/2020

Oregons budget in the age of coronavirus: Bad news on every front

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/26/2020

Lawmakers commit $30 million to COVID-19 response

Salem Statesman-Journal - 4/23/2020

Hundreds of Oregon businesses questioned Brown about lifting coronavirus restrictions, fulfilling unemployment benefits and delaying new corporate tax

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/22/2020

Oregon lawmakers to consider more than $30 million in coronavirus-related spending

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/22/2020

State might be able to lift restrictions in late May, researchers say

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/18/2020

Oregon lawmakers to consider millions for coronavirus aid next week

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/17/2020

Oregon governor resists fast-tracking mental health hospital amid coronavirus

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/17/2020

Oregon expects $2.45 billion in federal coronavirus relief, including direct money for Portland, Multnomah, Washington counties

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/16/2020

Gov. Brown says Oregon eventually will waive waiting week for jobless claims, boosting workers benefits by millions of dollars

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/16/2020

Oregon members of Congress urge governor to waive waiting week for unemployment benefits

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/15/2020

Oregons antiquated computers could cost laid-off workers $100m or more

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/15/2020

More than half of Oregons coronavirus deaths linked to senior care homes

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/15/2020

Oregon officials call for governor to use coronavirus-related powers to fast-track mental health beds

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/14/2020

University of Oregon lays off 282, other universities also consider steep cuts, as coronavirus takes a financial toll

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/14/2020

320,000 Oregonians may need Medicaid due to coronavirus job losses, report projects

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/10/2020

The state of Oregon education, 3 weeks into coronavirus closures

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/4/2020

Laid-off workers are confounded by Oregons overwhelmed jobless claims system

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/3/2020

Coronavirus in Oregon (April 2): Social distancing appears to be working, officials say

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/2/2020

Gov. Kate Brown asks for federal support to mobilize up to 1,250 members of the Oregon National Guard

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 4/1/2020

March

Senate president: Oregon Legislature wont hold special session on coronavirus this week

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/31/2020

Schools likely wont reopen, closure not extended

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/31/2020

Legislative draft priorities for special sessions

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/30/2020

Governor calls federal disaster declaration for Oregon a first step.

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/29/2020

Oregons online schools also subject to Gov. Kate Browns coronavirus closure order: report

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/26/2020

Layoffs, hiring freeze follow $60 million shortfall at Oregon Corrections Department

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/26/2020

Brown: Oregon may have trouble providing basic services

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/24/2020

Oregon lawmakers likely to hold a special session on coronavirus relief next week

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/24/2020

Oregon lawmakers sifting priority ideas for pandemic response

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/23/2020

The state of Oregon education, one week into coronavirus closures

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/23/2020

Amid coronavirus outbreak, Oregon lawmakers look for ways to protect workers, renters, businesses

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/21/2020

Oregon still deciding whether to allow coronavirus grace period for state taxes

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/19/2020

Oregon Gov. Kate Browns administration warns of economic sea change in update to lawmakers

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/18/2020

Oregon schools to remain closed through April 28

Oregonlive – 3/18/2020

Oregon powers off video lottery as coronavirus spreads

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/17/2020

Facing coronavirus recession, Oregon businesses want tax cuts and other help

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/17/2020

Keeping October REAL ID deadline would be foolish during coronavirus pandemic, Peter DeFazio said

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/16/2020

Oregon state parks to remain open

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/16/2020

Oregon girds against a coronavirus recession

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/13/2020

Governor bans large public gatherings in Oregon

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/12/2020

Seeking to boost coronavirus response, Oregon lawmakers approve $5 million in emergency funding

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/9/2020

Oregon declares coronavirus state of emergency: What does that mean?

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/8/2020

Gov. Kate Brown declares coronavirus state of emergency, announces 7 new Oregon cases

Oregonlive.com – 3/8/2020

As coronavirus looms, Kaiser denies it is running low on safety equipment but asks state for help

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/6/2020

Oregon gets $500k from CDC to fight coronavirus

Salem Statesman-Journal - 3/5/2020

Hundreds of Oregonians likely infected with coronavirus, state health officer says

Oregonlive.com – 3/3/2020

With coronavirus spreading in Oregon, will Republicans rethink their Capitol boycott?

Portland Oregonian, Hillsboro Argus, Oregon Live.com - 3/3/2020