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Editorial: Steamroller lawmaking not good for anyone (May 10, 2023)


May 10, 2023

Things are not going well in Salem.

Unfortunately, that’s not new, but it’s still disappointing.

Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, elected in 2020, resigned Monday afternoon after a Willamette Week  newspaper report revealed that Fagan had been working as a private consultant, getting paid $10,000 a month, by the owners of marijuana sales chain La Mota. This while the Audits Division, which reports to Fagan as Secretary of State, worked on an audit of the Oregon Liquor and Cannabis Commission.

That came after the third Republican walkout from the Legislature since 2019.


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