Government, Salem, Washington County

Week one: Western Washington County’s legislators busy in first week of short session

Rep. Dan Rayfield (D-Corvallis), Oregon’s first new Speaker of the House since 2013, told OPB the 2022 legislative short session that began on February. 1 is “the most important short session” of the state’s history, and with inflation, Covid-19, and homelessness on the minds of many Oregonians lawmakers have a lot to do in the allotted 35 days.

The legislators who represent western Washington County’s five voting districts have their own unique set of priorities and budget requests within the general assembly, including requiring ODOT to conduct a safety review of Oregon Route 6, compensation for people wrongfully . . .

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