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Support for Less in Short Session Seen All Over Oregon

January 31, 2016

As I peruse newspaper editorials all over the state concerning the short session that starts tomorrow (Monday Feb. 1) I am seeing one common denominator: “Don’t take on so much!”  So here are a few stories and editorials from around the state, so that you get an idea of what the majority party is trying to do to Oregon through the short session that was only supposed to be about budget fixes and emergencies.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/3953133-151/oregon-lawmakers-spar-over-what-short-session-is#

http://registerguard.com/rg/opinion/34006802-78/a-busy-35-days-for-the-legislature.html.csp#

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/01/30/memo-oregon-legislature-walk-talk/79585826/

http://katu.com/news/politics/things-to-know-lawmakers-battle-the-ballot

http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/01/30/guns-taxes-energy-top-long-list-oregon-legislature/79462722/

http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/think-too-much-legislators-set-priorities-for-session/article_76ebd693-df72-5d89-be53-1f1135eaf703.html

http://www.nrtoday.com/news/20412889-113/as-we-see-it-heres-hoping-legislators-work

Ok so you get the idea.  The voters of Oregon in 2010 said “yes” to annual sessions but only for fixing the budget, addressing emergencies and “fixes” to previously passed bills.  The majority party though is taking the old “teenager” approach of “you didn’t say I couldn’t!”  This is not what Oregonians intended!

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