Sen. Peter Courtney

Oregon Senate President Wants Money To Make Schools Quake Proof

By Jim McCoy Tue 19th August NewsearthquakesschoolsSen. Peter Courtney
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney says the state should take on $200 million in debt to help prepare school buildings for a devastating earthquake that scientists say could come at any time. An analysis of Oregon's school buildings found that more than 1,000 were at a high or very high risk of collapsing in a major quake. Courtney, a Salem Democrat, has long advocated improRead More »

For Many Veterans, Veteran's Day Is Just Another Workday

By Jim McCoy Mon 11th November NewsSen. Peter CourtneyVeteran's Day
The sponsor of the legislation says few Oregon veterans have benefited from a new law that spells out how they can ask businesses for Veterans Day off. Senate President Peter Courtney says more work is needed to make private employers aware of the law. The Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/1fwNZJk ) reports that many public employees get the day off, but for many veterans iRead More »

Oregon Senate President: No Special Session For Bridge

By Jim McCoy Thu 17th October NewsColumbia River crossingSen. Peter Courtney
The president of the Oregon Senate has put the brakes on a special session to revive a Columbia River bridge project. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1bZlLZt) the legislative leader, Peter Courtney of Salem, says public hearings should come next. And Courtney said Wednesday that if Oregon is going to consider building the bridge without help from the state of Washington, theRead More »

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