Latest Peter Courtney News

Courtney, Oregon's longest-serving lawmaker, retiring

Jan. 05, 2022 19:23 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's longest-serving lawmaker and current Senate President, Peter Courtney, confirmed on Wednesday he is retiring. Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that Courtney, a Democrat in his 38th year as a lawmaker, informed colleagues he would not seek...

Oregon lawmakers pass rental assistance in special session

Dec. 13, 2021 22:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon lawmakers on Monday passed additional safety nets to keep housed thousands of people currently struggling to pay rent or facing eviction during the pandemic and also approved money to combat illegal marijuana grows. During a one-day special legislative...

Former Oregon Capitol official threatens lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 20:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon official who was tasked with fielding harassment complaints in the state Capitol before resigning in June says he was pushed out for revealing flaws in the Legislative Equity Office and is now threatening to sue the Legislature and top lawmakers for...

Oregon governor calls for special session to protect renters

Nov. 30, 2021 19:49 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — With winter coming and federal funds drying up, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Tuesday she'll call a special session of the Legislature Dec. 13 to approve state funding for rental assistance and extend eviction protections issued because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Liberal Oregon resists dropping controversial investments

Nov. 23, 2021 20:19 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon residents are increasingly pushing for the state to divest from fossil fuel companies and other controversial investments, but the state treasury is resisting and putting the onus on the Legislature. In addition to fossil fuel companies whose...