Newly elected Oregon State Representative Jason Conger is eagerly looking forward to his first session in Congress. He says he's been very busy learning the ropes of state government and what's to be expected. Conger says this Congress has to think much like the U.S. Congress and do some real house cleaning.
"We think this is going to be a very, very important session. Particularly because of what is going on with the budget and the fact that as the outgoing Governor's reset cabinet pointed out if we don't change the way we govern this State; if we don't change the way we deliver services in this state, we are in for a decade of deficits." Conger says he also has some real concrete ideas on the State budget and how some programs are administered. His goal is also the have regular reports back in Central Oregon so the people will know what is going on in their government.