Dear Friends and Neighbors,
The 2012 legislative session adjourned on the evening of March 5, completing the first even-year session since Oregon voters approved annual sessions in 2010. As the lights
go out in Salem, the 2012 Legislature will be remembered as an example of what can be accomplished when both parties set aside their differences and work together to protect Oregonians.
In the past month, we were able to come to agreement on balancing the budget in the midst of a $340 million deficit, protecting homeowners facing foreclosure, revolutionizing health care delivery, creating a strong health insurance exchange, and enacting critical reforms to education and early childhood programs. Details on specific bills can be found below.
Thank you for taking the time to read my newsletter. I welcome comments and questions at any time.
State Representative, House District 38
Posted March 06, 2012.