Short session produces solid accomplishments


March 7, 2018

Some pleasant surprises have emerged from this year’s “Short Session” in the Oregon Legislature.

First, our legislators finished early. Wow. We complain about Salem’s penchant for overreaches, particularly about government overreaches and a preoccupation with, it seems, constantly engaging in policies that don’t help us here in rural Oregon.

But although Republican leaders complained that the short session remains “broken,” arguing that its purpose is to tweak policy, adjust budgets and respond to emergency needs, there really wasn’t as much political posturing and legisl...

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