CORONAVIRUS, Government, Salem

Governor Brown calls for special legislative session to address budget shortfall

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

SALEM - COVID-19 blew a hole in Oregon’s budget nearly $1 billion wide, and the task of rebalancing the budget now will fall to Oregon’s lawmakers in a special session of the Oregon Legislature convening Monday, August 10 at 8 a.m.

Brown had said earlier that the session would eventually be set for August.

In a press release issued by Governor Kate Brown’s office on the afternoon of Friday, July 31, Brown noted that the session — the legislature’s second special session of the year, and third session overall in 2020 — has been called to address that budgetary shortfall, but that she also supports additional legislation to build on work done to address police accountability reforms in the first special session held June 24 through 26. 

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