State Workers Picket for Benefits

EUGENE, Ore. — State workers across Oregon took to the picket lines Tuesday to advocate for their benefits. Local protesters say they hoped to get Governor Kitzhaber’s attention as he puts the state’s budget together. They say they are entitled to reasonable benefits like anyone else and don’t want state employees to shoulder the burden … Continue reading »

Governor’s Budget Invests in Education

EUGENE, Ore. — The state got a glimpse at how its money will be spent in the next couple years. Governor Kitzhaber rolled out his budget during a press conference in Salem Friday morning. One of the main focuses of the new budget is putting education first. That’s been a focus during the governor’s terms … Continue reading »