Updated: Apr. 05, 2024, 2:03 p.m. | Published: Apr. 01, 2024, 12:05 p.m.

By Noelle Crombie | The Oregonian/OregonLive

Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek on Monday signed a package of bills that makes minor drug possession a crime again and infuses millions into behavioral health programs, officially marking the end of the state’s short-lived and politically tumultuous experience with drug decriminalization.

Kotek signed House Bill 4002 as expected but not before meeting with a wide-range of groups, including prosecutors, defense lawyers, the state’s chief justice and the Department of Corrections, in an effort to outline her expectations for what comes next. Read more.