Question of the day for the Senate Majority Leader, a Portlander, regarding the legislative session that starts Monday, Feb. 3.

Sen. Ginny BurdickWe asked Oregon Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, to finish this sentence: "The 2019 session will be successful if…"

Her response:

"The 2020 session will be successful if the legislators collaborate and take action to pass key budget and policy bills that will improve the health and wellbeing of Oregonians and preserve our state's resources for future generations. My top priority is meaningful action to address our Climate Crisis and creating a plan to meet our emission reduction goals. Senate Democrats are committed to balancing our state's budget and growing our Rainy Day fund. In addition, we will aim to improve the health and safety of vulnerable Oregonians by addressing their health care and mental health needs."

Sen. Ginny BurdickSen. Ginny Burdick

Party: Democrat

District: 18

Capitol Phone: 503-986-1700

Capitol Address: 900 Court St NE, S-223, Salem, OR, 97301

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In the Thursday, Jan. 23, edition of the Portland Tribune and online right ow:

• Democrats unveil their cap-and-trade proposal.

• Both sides take aim at a bill to address gun violence with a focus on suicide and stolen weapons.

• A judge gives the green light to citizen-backed initiatives to address greenhouse gases, in the event the Legislature can't.

• What does the city of Portland want out of the 2020 Legislature?

• The Tribune's editorial board asks: Will lawmakers address the opt-out rules for vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles?

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