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By Phil Barnhart
Oregon State Representative 

2018 short session was perhaps the most ambitious one yet


April 5, 2018

The "short" session the legislature holds each even-numbered year is always intense and fast-paced and the 2018 short session was no exception. It was the fourth short session we've convened since the voters passed the annual sessions constitutional amendment in 2010, and it was perhaps the most ambitious one yet.

Having only four or five weeks to pass bills severely limits what we can hope to accomplish and leaves no room for error, and so we all tried hard to enter the 2018 session with realistic expectations. Still, we tackled major progressive priorities like clean energy, protecting...

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