Oregon lawmakers wrapped up the legislative session earlier this summer with a flurry of bills. Plenty of topics were discussed in the final days of session, but one wasn’t at all: how and why a mega project to renovate the Capitol was nearly $100 million over budget. On the latest episode of “OPB Politics Now,” reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart discuss that project and Gov. Tina Kotek swooping in to try to solve Portland’s problems.
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On the latest episode of "OPB Politics Now," politics reporters Lauren Dake and Dirk VanderHart discuss a surprisingly busy week despite the dog days of summer. They discussed Intel's big expansion and the state role, Oregon's new gas pumping future and a congresswoman testifying.
On the latest episode of OPB Politics Now, there's an inter-party skirmish happening among some of the biggest political entities in the state. Dirk VanderHart and Lauren Dake discuss the effort to recall Rep. Paul Holvey and what it says about the labor world and the Democratic Party.