Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Recorded on: June 23, 2017

Air Date: June 26, 2017

Five times in U.S. history, most recently in 2000 and 2016, the winner of the popular vote has lost the presidency. Current voter frustration with the Electoral College has resulted in the formation of an organization in 2006 to promote reform legislation, known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact (NPVIC).

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Thousands of Oregonians could lose Medicaid coverage under the Senate Republican’s health care proposal. Oregon Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says he is prepared to fight the latest version of Trump-Care in what he calls a “battle for the ages”.

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This week a Lincoln County Circuit judge issued a preliminary injunction that prevents enforcement of a provision of a voter passed aerial spraying measure.

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Nearly $2 billion worth of bond sales are going to construction projects across Oregon. 

Nearly $12 million are going towards building renovation at the University of Oregon.  Roughly a million and a half is for the Lane County Courthouse.

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The State’s Joint Ways and Means Committee Tuesday voted to preserve funding for the Oregon State Hospital in Junction City. The full House and Senate are expected to vote on the deal later this week (likely Thursday).

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden riled an otherwise unflappable Jeff Sessions today. 

Recorded On: June 3, 2017

Air Date: June 12, 2017

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A lawsuit was filed this week against a Lincoln County ordinance that was narrowly passed by voters last month. The suit challenges a ban to aerial pesticide spraying.

In a highly-anticipated appearance today, former FBI director James Comey spoke to the Senate Intelligence Committee on President Trump’s alleged ties to the Russian government. 

Updated at 5:06 p.m. ET

Former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he believed he was fired by President Trump over the growing Russia investigation and that other arguments by the White House were "lies, plain and simple."

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