Government, Politics, Salem

Legislature passes rent relief extension, targets cartel cannabis grows during special session

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley

Oregon lawmakers during a special session on December 13 voted to pass a series of bills approving more than $400 million in spending to protect farmers, tenants and landlords, and to increase law enforcement in rural areas.

Senate President Peter Courtney (D-Salem) said Oregonians can be proud of their legislature.

“We came together … Democrat and Republican … to send relief (and) hope to Oregonians in crisis,” he said.

Lawmakers approved the allocation of $215 million in federal and state . . .

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