Oregon lawmakers return to Capitol to address virus relief

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When Oregon lawmakers return to the Capitol building they will consider four bills that many hope will ease some of the struggles ignited by the pandemic. The bills, expected to be taken up Monday during the one-day special legislative session, include a proposed eviction moratorium that includes $200 million in relief for landlords and tenants, a restaurant relief package that includes a provision legalizing cocktails to-go, a bill that would protect schools from some coronavirus-related lawsuits and a bill that would transfer $600 million in to the state’s emergency fund for COVID-19 and wildfire-response and recovery.