Welcome the 2019 'class' of the Oregon Legislature
Our "back to school issue" for the 2019 Oregon Legislature includes a story about the leaders, the key players, the agendas and the challenges of this session. We have a profile on the Sherwood man who runs the Oregon Health Authority; a look at Gov. Kate Brown's education plans; the fate of a beer and wine tax hike; and a look at the "Year of the Women" in local politics. We also have a chart of every lawmaker in central and eastern Washington County, with their names, photos, committees and contacts. It's all in this week's issues of The Times and the Washington County Times. Coming next week: Oregon may experiment with universal home health care visits for all families with new babies. Plus, we talk to two local leaders, Sens. Ginny Burdick of Tigard and Elizabeth Steiner Hayward of Beaverton.