About a hundred people turned out in Medford to get some answers from Representative Peter Buckley and Senator Alan Bates, who were discussing the recent legislative session. The Mail Tribune hosted the event.
While both say big strides were made during the short session, they say there’s still a lot of work to do.
“I think the major step forward was on the minimum wage,” Rep. Peter Buckley says, “and the second step forward was on affordable housing.”
“I want to see the Oregon Health Plan keep moving forward,” Sen. Alan Bates says, “especially in drug and alcohol and mental health treatment. We are not there yet. We’re not close where we should be. We’ve got the money, it’s not being applied properly.”
The legislature will convene again in 2017.
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She came to KOBI-TV/NBC5 from Bangor, Maine where she was the evening news anchor. Kristin has won multiple journalism awards including Best Feature Reporting in the State of Maine. In 2017, her investigation on lead pipes in Medford’s water system was named Best News Series by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters.
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