Oregon’s economy needs attention

Rep. Dennis Richardson

Rep. Dennis Richardson

The 2013 Legislative Session is half over and, with the exception of the small progress made toward approving the reconstruction of the I-5 Columbia River Bridge, there has been no significant legislation to help Oregon be more attractive to job-creating businesses.

Here’s a status report on Oregon’s economy:

Repeatedly, I am frustrated by the lack of vision and courage to meaningfully address Oregon’s economic problems.

Oregon’s urban voters elected the Democratic majority in the House and Senate. As a result, rural Oregon continues to languish in recession. The failure to address Oregon’s lackluster economy is astounding.

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