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Stories with person: Peter Courtney
  • new storyConstruction plan pays for school earthquake improvements 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:23 am

    SALEM, Oregon - Schools would have access to millions of dollars for earthquake-safety improvements, but the state Capitol would remain vulnerable under a $1.2 billion plan for statewide construction projects that advanced Friday.

  • Oregon governor says gas tax hike for roads is dead 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 9:23 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown called an end Thursday to negotiations aimed at raising gas taxes to pay for highway and bridge construction, saying "there simply isn't a path forward."

  • Plan for state Capitol renovations on life support 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 12:47 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - A controversial plan to borrow $161 million for seismic and other upgrades to the state Capitol is on life support as legislative leaders hustle to finish Oregon's next budget.