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Oregon GOP boycott: most bills have high reading score

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Associated Press

Republicans blocking bills about abortion, gun control and gender-affirming healthcare in Oregon this week are basing their boycott on an obscure, 44-year-old state law that requires bill summaries to be written at the reading level of an 8th- or 9th-grader. The 1979 state law requires a score of at least 60 on something called the Flesch readability test. But despite the law, most bills in Oregon have a college-level reading score, regardless of political party affiliation. Here is a sampling of bill summaries and their Flesch readability scores.

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