Legislation http://nwpr.org en In Wake Of Arizona Veto, Similar Measures Considered In Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/wake-arizona-veto-similar-measures-considered-northwest <p>Amidst the debate over the now-vetoed Arizona bill that would have protected businesses that refuse to serve gays and others for religious reasons, gay rights groups in the Northwest say similar legislation could surface here. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:53:13 +0000 Chris Lehman 42110 at http://nwpr.org In Wake Of Arizona Veto, Similar Measures Considered In Northwest Washington Revenue Debate Not Over With Estate Tax “Fix” http://nwpr.org/post/washington-revenue-debate-not-over-estate-tax-fix <p></p><p>The checks will not be in the mail Friday morning. Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed legislation late Thursday night to halt the issuance of refunds to the heirs of some multi-million dollar estates. At a midnight bill signing, Inslee – a Democrat – praised the legislature for voting to fund schools in lieu of refunds for wealthy families. But he also said he wants lawmakers to find additional sources of revenue for the next budget.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:45:13 +0000 Austin Jenkins 29331 at http://nwpr.org Medical Liability Limit Set For Legislative Debate http://nwpr.org/post/medical-liability-limit-set-legislative-debate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/02/020413CL_malpracticefeature_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">SALEM, Ore. - For decades, Oregon’s trial lawyers and doctors have battled over medical malpractice. Now, the state’s physician governor has brokered a deal aimed at reducing medical malpractice lawsuits. It’s one of the high-profile issues in the legislative session that gets underway Monday. But the state's medical community is deeply divided over the proposal.</span><p>Doctor Bud Pierce treats cancer patients in Salem. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:00:27 +0000 Chris Lehman 22182 at http://nwpr.org Oregon Lawmakers Return To Salem, Will Consider Medical Malpractice Proposal http://nwpr.org/post/oregon-lawmakers-return-salem-will-consider-medical-malpractice-proposal <p>A long-festering dispute between Oregon doctors and trial lawyers may be closer to a resolution. The two groups have reached a deal aimed at reducing the cost of medical malpractice litigation. It’s one of many subjects of debate when Oregon lawmakers return to the capitol Monday. Salem Correspondent Chris Lehman reports. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 14:00:10 +0000 Chris Lehman 22181 at http://nwpr.org