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That's a Wrap: Oregon Completes Short Legislative Session

Overhead view of people sitting at desks.
Kristyna Wentz-Graff
A March 2023 file photo of the Oregon House of Representatives at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. Lawmakers had hoped to adjourn Saturday, June 24, but were unable to come to agreement over proposed housing legislation.

A conversation with KLCC's Dirk VanderHart and the Oregon Capitol Chronicle’s Julia Shumway to get their read on the recently completed Oregon short legislative session. Even those two savvy and veteran political reporters were surprised at both the amount they legislators got done and the mostly bipartisan way they did it.

Oregon lawmakers enacted legislation to limit campaign finance contributions, they made significant reform to the drug decriminalization voter-passed initiative Measure 110, and they passed the governor’s major goal to provide hundreds of millions of dollars to boast housing production and help renters.

Michael Dunne is the host of KLCC's public affairs show Oregon On The Record. He also hosts the business-focused podcast, Oregon Rainmakers. Do you have a suggestion for a guest or topic? Email Michael at mdunne@klcc.org.