Ontario became the political center of eastern Oregon for a couple of hours on Friday, April 28.
Several hundred people showed up for the hearing conducted by the Joint Ways and Means Committee, the legislative committee with the prime role in deciding on state spending. The committee listened to witnesses for more than two hours at Four Rivers Cultural Center.
Malheur County was well represented, but speakers came from neighboring counties and then some – Baker, Wallowa, Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Grant, Jefferson and Crook among them.
Our team was there and we’ll have full coverage of who said what.
Meantime, here’s some of the latest news to get your week started. Thanks for reading the Malheur Enterprise.
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