2016 Oregon legislative session is underway

OREGON STATE POLITICSSalem, Ore. – The first Oregon Legislative Session of 2016 convened Monday morning.

In the house of Representative’s opening meeting, a 55 to 2 vote adopted changes making it easier to see who is influencing legislation and how state government operates.

All proposed amendments will now include information about the requester of the amendment, something that was anonymous before.

The House also made updates on public records requests. Those include establishing a training policy, thus ensuring house members and staff know how to comply with public records law.

Other issues expected to be discussed this session are an increased minimum wage, gun sales, climate change, and education.

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