Editorial: Read, Richardson wisely thwart governor on Elliott sale

Despite facing a $1.8 billion shortfall in Oregon’s next biennial budget, Gov. Kate Brown wants to spend more than $100 million to break a deal the state made in 2015 to sell the Elliott State Forest.

Luckily for common sense and financial responsibility, the governor was blocked this week by new members of the State Land Board, Democratic Treasurer Tobias Read and Republican Secretary of State Dennis Richardson. But the fight isn’t over yet.

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