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Semi-trucks and tractors surrounded the Oregon Capitol Thursday to show support for GOP lawmakers who agreed Friday to return for weekend sessions.
The protest against climate legislation was held as most of the state senators stayed in hiding, despite Democrats’ assurances that they do not have the votes to pass HB 2020, the cap-and-trade bill that Republicans walked out on June 20, the Associated Press reported.
State Senate Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger, Jr. held a news conference Friday to announce status negotiations with Democrats, which he returned to town late Wednesday to conduct.
Barrage - Threats - State - Police - Fines
“I was disappointed by the barrage of threats from state police, fines and the possible removal of capital construction projects from our districts,” Baertschiger, Jr. in a televised press conference Friday.
“It saddens me that that’s how some people govern in this state,”
Anyone - Carbon - Reduction - Policy
“I don’t think anyone’s against coming up with a carbon reduction policy but...
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