August 11, 2020 •
Oregon Special Legislative Session Wraps Up After a Single Day
Oregon Lawmakers worked past 11 p.m. Monday to conclude a special session growing tense and at times openly hostile in the Senate earlier in the evening.
Lawmakers passed a dozen bills to patch a $1 billion hole in the state budget, tighten restrictions on police and corrections officers’ use of force and help out-of-work and underemployed Oregonians.
The public was not allowed into the Capitol due to coronavirus concerns and lawmakers only accepted written testimony on the bills.
This was the second special session of the year.
Lawmakers spent three days at the Capitol in June focused on police reform laws and a handful of other proposals left over from the regular session abruptly ending when Republican lawmakers walked out.
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