Oregon House Democratic leader Julie Fahey speaks to the Willamette Women Democrats on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023.

SALEM — State Rep. Julie Fahey starts her fourth term in the Oregon House — and her first full two-year cycle as leader of its Democratic majority — at a time of transition.

But the Democrat from Eugene also says the 2023 session, which officially began its 160-day run-on Jan. 17, is an opportunity for a fresh start. Almost half the 60 members are new or starting full terms, and majority Democrats and minority Republicans agree on what the top issues are, even if they disagree on what the solutions might be.

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