Highlights From the 2017 Legislature

The Oregon Legislature officially adjourned last week, closing a contentious five-month session in which Democrats – which hold the majority in both houses – fought over how to balance the state’s $21 billion budget and how to fix roads and bridges throughout the state. Some hard-fought reforms – including increased renter protections and environmental regulations – failed.  Other changes advocates have sought for years, like a requirement that grand jury hearings be recorded, will finally come to pass.

Source: The Skanner News – Highlights From the 2017 Legislature