Gov. Kate Brown forgives $1.8 million in traffic fines and fees. Learn more here.
Gov. Kate Brown is forgiving some 7,000 Oregonians of their uncollected traffic fines and fees.
The governor issued the order Wednesday for court fines and fees that are associated with certain traffic violations that result in debt-based license suspensions. That’s about $1.8 million in fees.
Impacted drivers may soon seek reinstatement of their suspended license through the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Here is the full announcement from Gov. Brown’s office:
(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today issued an order that remitted uncollected court fines and fees associated with certain traffic violation cases…
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In January 2021, there were 13 people of color in the Legislature. That number will rise to 17 next year, and lawmakers are celebrating the step toward greater diversity while acknowledging that there is more work to be done to make Oregon’s legislative body look more like the state it represents.
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