Politics & Government

Politics & Government

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

Recorded on : April 7, 2017

Air Date: April 10, 2017

The Oregon legislative session has just passed it's 2 month mark. The state faces a nearly $1.6 billion shortfall. For an update on effort to bridge the gap, we check in with KLCC's Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman.

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With the tax filing deadline of April 18th nearing closer, the Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding residents to delay no longer.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley held the Senate floor for more than 15 hours as he tried to halt the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown has officially declared today “Cesar Chavez Day”.  Immigrant rights and farm worker groups are holding marches through the weekend to honor the famed Latino activist, and to protest President Trump’s immigration policies.  KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

Rachael McDonald

Public libraries are under threat as rural Oregon counties continue to cope with the loss of timber revenue. On Saturday, 10 Douglas County branch libraries will close their doors. Some hope to reopen as “reading rooms”. Community members are seeking long term funding to bring back their libraries.

Lane County

After nearly 13 years, Lane County Commissioner Faye Stewart is stepping down from his board seat to take a job with the City of Cottage Grove. He’ll take a new job at the end of this month.

Rachael McDonald

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden speaks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald about President Donald Trump's proposed budget and other issues.

Wyden is holding town hall meetings in Klamath and Lake Counties this weekend. He'll be in Hood River County next weekend.

President Trump tweets a lot. With tens of millions of followers on Twitter, Trump proposes policy, shares his latest actions and reacts to the news. But 140 characters rarely gives the full context.

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