Rick Osborn

Bipartisan bill designed to close gaps in cannabis market

SB 1057 to help prevent illegal diversion of marijuana from licensees

SALEM – The Oregon Senate passed a bipartisan bill designed to tighten the state’s cannabis industry by requiring that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission tracking system be used to monitor marijuana produced and transferred within the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program system.

Statement by Sen. Michael Dembrow on Volkswagen settlement

Sen. Michael Dembrow (D-Portland) released the following statement this morning regarding the federal settlement with Volkswagen over emissions fraud:

“The federal settlement with Volkswagen announced today represents a big win for protecting consumers and our planet. In addition to compensating Oregonians who Volkswagen misled, this settlement also creates an opportunity for all Oregonians.

Senate Democrats champion transparency for insurance marketplace

SB 1591 compels release of records when insurers act unlawfully

SALEM – Oregon Senate Democrats voted today to increase transparency in the insurance industry by compelling release of the details of complaints against insurance companies. Senate Bill 1591 passed by a 26-1 vote today on the Senate floor.

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