Opinion

Thoughts on the short session

In 2010, Oregon voters approved a Constitutional amendment allowing annual legislative sessions. Until 2012 the state legislature met in odd-numbered years. The 2010 measure was touted as tool for the legislature to address budget issues (this was during the height of the Great Recession) and address any legislative ‘emergencies.’

Since the legislature started meeting in even-numbered years, the sessions have morphed into a free-for . . .

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