Sen. Richard Devlin

House Bill 3000 Requires Children to Have Eyes Checked for School

Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, offers emotional testimony recounting how his mother was told he was stupid because he couldn’t read by third grade when he just needed glasses


April 1, 2013 — Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, as the co-chairman of the Joint Ways & Means Committee, presides over much of the budget and has to be well-versed on statistics and figures.

Future of Tobacco Settlement Funds Faces Legislature

Coalition urges lawmakers to devote those funds to prevention and has the support of former Attorney General Hardy Myers

December 4, 2012 -- An advocacy coalition of healthcare and public health organizations is seeking legislative support next session on a proposal to spend Oregon’s share of the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) funds on prevention and community based-health initiatives.

The Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement, signed by Oregon and 45 other states in 1998, was designed to help states recover some of the tobacco-related healthcare costs and to prevent tobacco from taking even more lives.

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