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Here's a running tally of the latest action from Salem: The Legislature is slated to end next week, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson makes national headlines and Gov. Kate Brown awaits the arrival of bills to sign ' or not.

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Bill to raise state smoking age to 21 passes House, heads to governor's desk. Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward of Beaverton and Rep. Richard Vial of Scholls sponsored the bill. Tobacco to Governor

Tenant protections bill dies in Senate. The bill — a top priority for Speaker Tina Kotek — would have banned no-cause evictions in Oregon. Tenants

Transportation package for $5.3 billion heads to governor. The Oregon Senate passed the bill 22-to-7 Thursday, July 6, in the waning days of the 2017 legislative session. Transportation Senate

Carbon pricing bill introduced at 11th hour. There's no time for a vote this year, says Beaverton Democrat Rep. Ken Helm, but the bill sets the table for a coming session. Carbon

House passes $5.3 billion transportation package. It's on to the Senate for an omnibus bill to overhaul much of the state's transportation system. Transportation

Oregon Becomes 1st State To Issue Gender-Neutral Licenses. Equity

Oregon says stats prove health care model works. Consumers can still weigh in before the rates are finalized, in hearings scheduled for July 10 and 11. Health Care

Bill to reduce teen use of tobacco products springs back to life. The 'Tobacco 21' bill had stalled in a House committee for months; Rep. Richard Vial of Scholls will carry it to the House floor, and it could come up as soon as this afternoon (Thursday, July 6). Tobacco

Oregon House passes anti-racial profiling bill. The bill proposed by Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum now heads to the Senate for a vote. Opponents contest changes in drug crime classification. Profiling

Community colleges fear their state aid will be short. Higher education budget, which awaits final votes, boosts share for universities; means test for Oregon Promise is also planned. Community Colleges

Both chambers OK reproductive rights bill. Co-sponsored by Aloha and Tualatin lawmakers, the bill is designed to counter potential rollbacks at the federal level. It heads to the governor for her signature. Reproductive rights

Tualatin's Rep. Parrish leads fight over health care industry tax. Democrats are hoping to set up a special election in January to OK a $550 million tax to avoid major health care cuts. Health Care Fight

Oregon secretary of state won't supply voter information sought by Trump-named panel. Dennis Richardson, a Republican, responds after a slew of Democrats led by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden press the matter. Voter Fraud?

Veterans Affairs budget passed by Senate. Largest budget ever funds crisis hotline and addressing housing issues for veterans; it goes to Gov. Brown for her signature. Veterans

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