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Oregon Legislature Grinds Away

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Odd-numbered years are the ones that require more work of Oregon legislators

Those are the years in which the two-year state budget is prepared and passed, and it has to balance.  This year, balancing will either mean cuts to programs of roughly $1.6 Billion or new revenue, or a combination. 

And that's just the money part of the state's business. 

Chris Lehman covers the session for JPR and other organizations.  He joins us for an overview of the session so far, and a look to the large body of work still ahead.  

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and marked his tenth anniversary as the full-time host of the Jefferson Exchange at the end of 2019. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for 35 years, working in both television and radio.
John Baxter's history at JPR reaches back three decades.  John was the JPR program director who was the architect of "the split" when JPR grew from a single program stream to three separate streams. We coaxed him out of retirement and he's now a co-producer of the Jefferson Exchange.