Partisan animosity broke down in Salem on Presidents’ Day, as Republicans frustrated by the Democratic agenda turned to D.C.-style delaying tactics, forcing House and Senate clerks to read, verbatim, dozens of pages of legalese in each bill before it could come to a vote.
How assured can Oregon college students be about on-campus medical privacy when they return to school in the fall?
Perhaps a bit more than before, given legislation passed this June to tighten up student privacy records in cases of sexual abuse or assault.
The Senate Human Services Committee passed Senate Bill 777 on Thursday, which creates a way for people with disabilities to climb out of poverty without losing their federal disability benefits.
Wikipedia’s entry for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is short. FERPA, also called the Buckley Amendment for Senator James Buckley who sponsored the bill, grew by one paragraph in March of this year.