Government, politics, Salem

‘Sine Die’: The highlights of Oregon’s historic 2021 legislative session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Legislature wrapped up Saturday, marking the end of an eventful session that included high profile legislation, a resignation and the first expulsion of a legislator in state history.

The session, which began Jan. 21 after a two-day delay from concerns about possible attacks from right-wing extremists, saw lawmakers take up bills addressing pandemic relief, wildfire relief, police reform, racism and a landmark energy bill. OPB reported in January that Gov. Kate Brown said “the challenging times we have faced in the last year have really created the legislative agenda.” Brown’s assessment proved true.

Pandemic relief

While lawmakers addressed pandemic relief during special sessions in 2020, it was clear there was still much work to . . .

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