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Beginning early next year, a group of Washington drivers will be keeping close tabs on the number of miles they drive and how much they spend on gas. They will be part of a pilot program to test out a proposed pay-by-the-mile road tax, similar to what Oregon rolled out in 2015.

Oregon Lawmakers Enter Final Week Of Session

Jul 3, 2017
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Oregon lawmakers have less than a week left to wrap up their work in this year's legislative session. The closing days will see a flurry of work on the state budget.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said a deal has been reached on what she calls the "sticking points" of a massive transportation funding package. The Democrat said Wednesday that she and her staff have been meeting evenings and weekends to try to reach a resolution.

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Gov. Kate Brown decried possible efforts from Oregon’s members of the Service Employee International Union to stall the state’s proposed transportation package during a meeting with reporters Thursday.

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Oregon lawmakers are hearing public testimony over three nights this week on an $8 billion transportation bill that’s currently under consideration in the legislature.

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Oregon lawmakers got their first look at a proposed $8 billion transportation funding package Monday night. The money would come from a higher gas tax, higher vehicle registration fees, new taxes on cars and bicycles, and a statewide payroll tax.

The $8 billion would come in over the next ten years, with work on some congestion relief projects starting as soon as next year. 


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Oregon lawmakers are expected to reveal details Monday of a proposed transportation funding package. The initial roll-out will almost certainly be a first draft. The final version, if approved, will reflect a dizzying mix of competing priorities for precious transportation dollars.

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A joint House and Senate panel of the Oregon Legislature is getting down to work this month on crafting a massive transportation funding package.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown took the oath of office and delivered an inaugural address before a joint session of the Oregon Legislature Monday. In her speech, she signaled that she'll make a strong push toward getting a transportation funding package through the state legislature.

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 Oregon lawmakers will try once again next year to round up support for a major transportation funding package. Their most recent attempt got sidelined amid a dispute over a separate bill. As part of the effort to craft a new next version, a legislative committee is touring the state to try to figure out what to include.

Oregon Lawmakers Hit The Road To Examine Roads

Jun 10, 2016
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Oregon lawmakers are hitting the road Monday to get a first-hand look at the state's traffic chokepoints. It's part of an effort to develop a transportation funding package for a vote in next year's legislative session.

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Washington’s gas tax would go up nearly 12 cents per gallon to fund road projects under a deal struck between Democrats and Republicans.

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown wants to drive the issue of how to unclog traffic and fix decaying bridges back into the fast lane.

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The Idaho Senate is teeing up for a new round of negotiations Monday on how to fund much-needed repairs on roads and bridges.

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A bipartisan group of Washington state senators is backing an 11.7 cent gas tax increase over three years.