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Balancing Budgets to the Front of the Line
“This is the kind of focused work that Oregonians need”

In a partial sign that the Oregon Legislature remains committed to doing what is constitutionally required for the current session, leaders in the Oregon House have announced that the 2019-2021 rebalanced budget bills will be moved forward -- starting immediately -- to prioritize relief for Oregonians.

Republicans will also vote to expedite this funding for communities by waiving the requirement to read the budget bills in full.

The announcement followed a statement made earlier this week by House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby,) who said Republicans are committed to passing 2021-2023 budget bills as efficiently as possible as well.

“This is a great, bipartisan action for Oregon to provide relief through the 2019-2021 budget, sending communities additional dollars to mitigate wildfire impacts, support unsheltered individuals, provide education enrichment opportunities and more,” stated House Republican Leader Drazan about the rebalanced budget bills. “This is the kind of focused work that Oregonians need from us right now, and we will continue to find ways to collaborate on priority issues like a balanced budget.”

Democrats have been intent on marching controversial legislation to the front of the line.

--Staff Reports

Post Date: 2021-04-01 15:04:15Last Update: 2021-04-01 15:13:43

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