Halfway Through, Here’s Where The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session’s Priorities Stand

When business closed at the Oregon Legislature Tuesday, a breakneck session became somewhat less hectic.

Roughly halfway through the 2019 Oregon legislative session, April 9 marked the last day most bills could either be moved out of committee or shelved for another year.

But while the list of fallen proposals included some notable bills — lowering the drunk driving limit and disarming campus police, among them — the real challenges lie ahead. Democrats still have a hefty to-do list: They want to raise $1 billion annually for schools, rejigger the state’s tax code, usher through ambitious

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