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The balance of power is off in Oregon’s government, Senate President Peter Courtney said Friday, and he has a plan to restore that balance and provide greater oversight to the projects the Oregon Legislature initiates.
Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, issued a statement praising the proposed bike and pedestrian path. “It will double the opportunities for walking, running and cycling along the Willamette River,” Courtney said. “It will make Salem’s park system on the river a true Oregon gem.”
Democratic lawmakers announced a list of legislative course corrections Friday that they hope will fix some of the state healthcare exchanges’ woes. “Our first priority has to be making sure that our people are covered. Too many Oregonians have lived too long without health insurance,” Sen. President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, said in a statement. “We need to fix what’s broken. We need to hold those who broke it accountable. We need to take steps to guard against it happening again.”