Updated: Mar. 10, 2024, 6:46 a.m. Published: Mar. 10, 2024, 6:45 a.m.

By The Oregonian Editorial Board

In just over a month, lawmakers passed breakthrough legislation addressing housing, drug addiction and campaign finance reform. Longshot bills mired in controversy ultimately won broad support, reflecting the compromise that shaped the final legislation. A five-week session typically meant for small adjustments instead delivered impressively on long-session ambitions.

Certainly, the Legislature’s signature bills could have benefited from additional time and, as many noted, represent only the beginning of the hard work ahead. But when faced with crisis, lawmakers produced substantive solutions that can help get Oregon back on track. Here are a few takeaways from the session:

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