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State lawmakers criticize conservation plan, redistricting blueprint

A crowd of about 40 people attended the town hall meeting at the Vale Senior Center Nov. 3 to listen to State Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale and State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, talk about a variety of issues. (The Enterprise/PAT CALDWELL).

VALE – Two state legislators discussed a range of issues during a town hall meeting at the Vale Senior Center last week.

State Rep. Mark Owens, R-Crane, and state Sen. Lynn Findley, R-Vale, gave short presentations and answered questions from a group of about 40 local residents during the session Nov. 3.

The two lawmakers fielded questions that ran a gamut from education to more local control on setting speed limits through towns to congressional and legislative redistricting plans.

Findley kicked off his presentation by reminding the crowd that Oregonians . . .