GOP Walkout Stops Legislative Progress

state capitol oregon

state capitol oregon

Most Republicans have now left the Oregon legislative session. That leaves both the House and Senate without enough members for a quorum.

Republicans want the cap and trade climate change bill to be decided by voters.

Democrats say voters gave them a super majority in the legislature to pass the cap and trade bill without a public vote.

They face a deadline of March 8 when the legislative session must come to an end.