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Urban policy -- Oregon -- Portland -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Politics and government -- Periodicals, Portland (Or.) -- Social conditions -- Periodicals


The intent of this study was to examine the structure and process of the legislature and not to evaluate the impact of political parties or the personalities and ideologies of individual legislators. The study charge established the following study objectives:

  • The study should review the performance of the Oregon Legislature, both as compared to its past and as compared to other state legislatures.
  • As a part of this process, the study committee will have to identify or develop appropriate standards to measure the legislature's success or failure.
  • With the aid of these standards, the study should seek to determine whether the Oregon Legislature is clearly failing, is on the verge of failure, or is relatively effective. Both the "reality" of the situation and the public perception of it (if the two are different) should be addressed.

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