Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday signed into law a tax that will provide funding for the state’s Medicaid plan.
Hundreds of people gathered outside the Capitol on Thursday to protest a controversial bill that would eliminate non-medical exemptions for childhood vaccinations.
Lawmakers considered two more bills this week designed to prevent the death of younger Oregonians -- a major problem in the state.
People flooded the Capitol building on Thursday over a plan to give Oregon among the tightest restrictions nationwide on exemptions to vaccines.
Oregon lawmakers have heard more than a dozen bills so far this session on the pharmaceutical industry, many attempting to address skyrocketing costs.