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Oregon lawmakers convened a one-day special session to continue their response to the tumultuous pandemic and wildfire season. Despite disagreements over legislative procedure and some aspects of the policy response, Democrats and Republicans largely worked together to advance the measures without much political theater. However, that is not to suggest the session was without commotion.
Oregon lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Monday to convene for their third special session of the year to continue addressing the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and historic wildfire season. Additionally, the legislature completed its final round of interim hearings before the next regular session.
In September, the economists described a “shocking” revision to their forecast from the initial days of the pandemic. The latest forecast largely maintained those revisions but emphasized the growing uncertainty due to the recent surge of COVID-19 cases.