Maybe you didn’t vote for state Rep. Cheri Helt of Bend. Maybe you are a Democrat and have trouble supporting a Republican.
But on Monday in the Legislature, Helt was being very effective testifying in support of two important draft bills likely to be introduced this coming session.
The first is essentially a ban on flavored vaping products. The text of the draft legislation was not posted on the House Interim Committee on Health Care’s website when it was being discussed. That is not a practice the Legislature should follow. It’s not acceptable. It’s a breach of transparency in government.