Sen. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer, accrued more absences than allowed during the 2023 session under an anti-walkout law, but is not involved in a lawsuit by other Republican senators seeking re-election.
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Gov. Tina Kotek has signed House Bill 2002, which shores up access to abortions and gender-affirming health care. The bill was a key driver of the Senate Republicans walkout.
People can sign up online to provide testimony for a bill as soon as it is scheduled for a public hearing. Paper sign-up sheets won’t be available at the Capitol as they were for pre-pandemic sessions.
As legislators return to the Oregon Capitol, city leaders are pushing for bills that would help Salem balance its budget and get regular payments from the state for the extra fire and medical costs incurred from being the state capital.
Lawmakers re-elected the House speaker, choose a new Senate president and welcomed in a crop of new legislators.
From bridge repairs to affordable housing development, here’s what eleven legislators representing Marion and Polk have planned for the long session.