This week’s special legislative session in Salem was marked by closed-door meetings and motivated by politics, say two Roseburg Republican lawmakers. “It was a back-room deal, there is no question about that,” Sen. Jeff Kruse said today. “There were few people involved, and we were asked to vote on things that we were hardly even given enough time to understand.” Oregon legislators convened for three days this week to vote on a five-bill package that increased spending on education and mental health, reduced public pension benefits, barred local governments from regulating genetically modified crops and raised taxes on cigarettes, some …
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