Oregon Legislature

Oregon limits use of death penalty

OREGON– Oregon is narrowing the types of crimes that would warrant the death penalty. Governor Kate Brown signed Senate Bill 1013 into law on Thursday. In Oregon, capital punishment applies to cases of “aggravated murder.” Previously, a number of crimes were eligible …

Rep. Wallan: politicians don’t need a raise

MEDFORD, Ore. — A local state representative called on fellow legislators to reject a proposed bill that would increase their salaries. The proposed bill, Senate Bill 959 would increase legislators pay by nearly 63 percent. Oregon is governed by a citizen legislature, …