August 3, 2020 •
Oregon Governor Calls for Special Session to Balance State Budget
Gov. Kate Brown announced she will convene a second special session of the Oregon Legislature starting Monday, August 10.
The main objective of the session will be to address the state’s devastating budget shortfall arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor’s decision to call lawmakers into session could be a concession the state is unlikely to receive any budget assistance from Congress, a possibility Brown and public employee union leaders cited earlier in the summer as a reason to delay the second special session.
In her proclamation calling the special session, the governor also noted her support for urgent legislation building on matters considered in the first special session, including additional police accountability reforms.
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