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Resource ID: #17262
Subject: State Government
Source: Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore.)
Date: 2000-02-13



A Salem Statesman-Journal investigation of Oregon's legislative term limits reveals that while the state has rid itself of career politicians, it's legislature now has problems with weak leadership and rapidly growing bureaucracies. The investigation also found that the Oregon House of Representatives has become a "weak, junior partner to the Senate"; the Oregon Legislature has ceded power to the governor, lobbyists, political operatives and bureaucrats; and campaign contributions have become even more important, rendering rookies less independent than the "good old boy" veterans.

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