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By Phil Barnhart
Former Oregon State Representative 

Looking back on my nine terms in the Oregon State Legislature


January 24, 2019

I moved out of my office in the State Capitol in Salem a few days ago. Just before Christmas Marty Wilde, the new state representative, moved into his office there.

During my nine terms much has changed in your Legislature. It is better organized, more efficient, and far more civil than when I first arrived in 2001.

Then, the major statewide issue was school funding. Today the major statewide issue is school funding. The job I went to Salem to do turned out to be much harder, despite the efforts of many, than I had thought. The new Joint Committee on Student Success has been working around...

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