Ashland Democratic state Sen. Alan Bates is in town today and Monday for meetings with constituents.

Ashland Democratic state Sen. Alan Bates is in town today and Monday for meetings with constituents.

Today's town-hall meeting is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the new RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St., Medford. It's free and open to the public. Monday's meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Ashland's Elks Lodge.

The senator will provide a brief update on the current legislative session before taking questions.