Speaker Kotek Reflects On The Session

Jul 22, 2015

The Oregon Legislature's session was bound to have a few wobbles this year.

Credit Oregon Health Authority

Having the governor resign a month into his term shook up state government at many levels. 

The legislature got back on track and completed its work on a two-year budget for schools, prisons, police, and all of the responsibilities of state government. 

But it left some business unfinished, too, like a major bill to fix up Oregon's transportation infrastructure. 

House Speaker Tina Kotek presided over half of the legislative apparatus.  

She joins us with reflections on the session's achievements.