Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed state records and electronic communications relating to departing Gov. John Kitzhaber, his fiancée Cylvia Hayes, and 15 others in his administration.
Bill would make it harder for people to use government benefit payments to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal.
“I would imagine this will be the one of the most expensive initiative campaigns in the country because of what it symbolically stands for.”
Two third-party spending groups this week announced dropping more than $900,000 for ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race.
Republicans are hoping to win the Senate seat held by Max Baucus for six terms.
Rep. Mike Simpson fended off a conservative challenger who drew early support from anti-tax advocates.
Newspaper editorial boards have called for Kitzhaber’s resignation over allegations that his fiance, Cylvia Hayes, used the governor’s office to land contracts for her consulting business.
Idaho Sen. Mike Crapo has been selected to take part in upcoming congressional budget negotiations.
The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.
Two marijuana-related bills advanced Thursday in Olympia, with legislative committees giving their OK to one measure that would block police from arresting medical marijuana patients and another that would let people have misdemeanor pot convictions erased.