AT THE CAPITOL: Democrats water down bills on abortion and firearms, ending the Senate boycott that started May 3.
Author: Ben Botkin and Julia Shumway
AT THE CAPITOL: Senate Republicans turn to a technical reading of the law to justify bringing the Oregon Senate to a halt. Sen. Lynn Findley of Vale was among those missing from the day’s session.
Amid questions of influence, Shemia Fagan ended a $10,000-month consulting deal with a pot company as the state’s regulation of the cannabis industry was being audited.
Oregon lawmakers re-elected the House speaker, choose a new Senate president and welcomed in a crop of new legislators on Monday, Jan. 9.