Short session ‘worst’ in decades

Sen. Ferrioli

By Pat Caldwell
For the Enterprise

JOHN DAY – There was no mistaking the tone of frustration at the edge of Oregon Senate Minority Leader Ted Ferrioli’s voice last week when he reviewed the recently concluded session of the Oregon Legislature.

During the short, 32-day session often punctuated by demonstrations of Democratic political muscle, Ferrioli said, GOP elected leaders managed to secure a few victories. However, he conceded . . .