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Legislative news briefs: Redistricting deadline looms, Gales Creek’s representative sponsors education bills

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

The Oregon Legislature is in danger of being cut out of the process of drawing up new legislative and congressional voting districts because 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data likely won’t be available until after July 1 — it was supposed to arrive April 1. 

The Oregon Constitution requires redistricting to be finalized by July 1 every 10 years. This year, Oregon’s population was expected to have grown enough to allow for a sixth congressional district to be drawn. 

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