#1 Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol by Cincinnatus 20.06.2019 16:40

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the nation.

Minority Republicans want the cap-and-trade proposal aimed at dramatically lowering the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to be sent to the voters for approval instead of instituted by lawmakers. Negotiations with Democrats fell apart late Wednesday prompting conservatives to pursue a walkout, said Kate Gillem, a spokeswoman for Senate Republicans said Thursday.

Some members have even left the state to avoid a vote, Gillem said. State police don't have jurisdiction beyond state lines.

Democrats have an 18 to 12 majority in the chamber, but need 20 members present for a quorum.

Those opposed to the cap-and-trade plan say it would exacerbate a growing divide between the liberal, urban parts of the state and the rural areas, which tend to be more conservative. The plan would increase the cost of fuel, damaging small business, truckers and the logging industry, which is already in freefall due to federal environmental protections, they contend.



https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/oregon...ocid=spartanntp

Republicans trying to protect wacky OR from the radical environmentalist. Good luck.

If memory serves the Democrats in the Texas legislature utilized the same strategy years ago over some issue. I believe they were called "the killer bees".

#2 RE: Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol by PzLdr 20.06.2019 19:44

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They did it in Wisconsin, or thereabouts also

#3 RE: Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol by ThirstyMan 20.06.2019 21:22

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #2
They did it in Wisconsin, or thereabouts also


What goes around comes around, ask Harry Reid.

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