Malheur County land use bill pushed by border board draws controversy

Gov. Kate Brown chats with Shawna Peterson, chair of the Eastern Oregon Border Economic Development Board, during a visit to Ontario. A land use bill pushed by the border board is being debated in the state Capitol. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

VALE – Supporters of a proposed bill to open inferior agriculture acreage to residential development in Malheur County say the plan will help the local economy. 

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