The Oregon Legislature Joint Ways and Means Committee is holding six public hearings, one in Bend, to gather comments on the state budget.
The committee, chaired by state Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Tualatin, and state Rep. Peter Buckley, D-Ashland, is coming to Bend on April 19. The hearing is scheduled for 4:30-6 p.m. at the William Healy Armory, 875 S.W. Simpson Ave.
The committee makes recommendations to the Legislature, which is constitutionally required to adopt a balanced spending plan.
Other sites where the committee intends to meet include Eugene, Ashland, Hermiston, Tillamook and Portland. The committee plans a Capitol session, as well.