Opinion

Voters will remember in November

Governor Kate Brown, House Speaker Tina Kotek, Senate President Peter Courtney and I agree on at least one thing: the 2020 legislative session was a failure. Regarding how and why the session failed; we have extremely differing views.

Just three bills made it to the governor’s desk before adjournment. Dozens of crucial budget bills and bipartisan policy proposals failed to receive votes. But it didn’t have to end this way. 

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