Sen. Peter Courtney

What Really Happened Between Kotek and FamilyCare about OHSU Bond Measure

Oregon Health & Science University secured $200 million from the state it said it needed to move ahead with the Phil Knight Challenge for cancer research, but House Speaker Tina Kotek got chewed up in a failed attempt to resolve a dispute over whether the tertiary hospital would agree to accept all Medicaid patients, even those from FamilyCare, with which OHSU is locked in legal battle.

Oregon Health & Science University is going home this session with its biggest coup in a decade -- the Oregon Legislature has decided to stretch its borrowing limit to provide the $200 million demand that will help t

Tanning Lobby Wins Concessions on Teen Tan Ban

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Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, D-Gresham, favors limiting the ban to 17, over the objections of the Knight Cancer Institute that 17-year-olds are most at-risk of developing melanoma from tanning beds

April 5, 2013 -- The tanning lobby won a major concession today in the Senate Health Committee, which voted to scale back a ban on carcinogenic tanning beds for minors.

State Could See “Game-Changing” Spike for Children’s Mental Health

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The $46 million increase that Senate President Peter Courtney called for at the start of the session could become reality with the co-chairs' budget released Monday

March 5, 2013 — A pathway has appeared to the game-changing funding levels that Senate President Peter Courtney signaled for community mental health -- at least for children – when the increased funding made a list of priorities when the co-chairs released their two-year spending plan Monday morn

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