Legislators lash out at governor’s new mandates on Malheur County businesses

The two state legislators representing Malheur County sharply criticized new limits on business announced Friday by Gov. Kate Brown to ward off more Covid infections.

“Our businesses across Oregon will not survive another shutdown and thousands of Oregonians will lose their jobs, again, right before the holidays,” said state Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, in a statement issued soon after Brown disclosed her new orders.

State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, said an interview the economic damage by the limits are likely to be significant.

“I’m frankly afraid she’s . . .