Does it seem that, after two years of stories and headlines about how disengaged Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski has been from the legislative process, that he's getting plenty involved this year?
It's a bit of an external observation, to be sure. But the incidents do seem to be lining up.
He testified today at the Senate Education Committee, in what the Salem Statesman-Journal called "a rare personal pitch to legislators" about the cost to students of pursuing a higher education. That was a day after speaking at a large rally on the same subject.
Rare by standards of last term, probably, but maybe less rare now. He has been engaged in Measure 37, to the point of proposing specific legislation and apparently working with legislators on it.
With quite a while to go till the end of the session, Kulongoski could be tracking to reverse his earlier rep.