Oregon Senate Republicans walk out over climate cap-and-trade bill

By Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/OregonLive SALEM — Republicans in the Oregon Senate fled the Capitol on Monday to stop Democrats’ bill to cap greenhouse gas emissions after the plan cleared a legislative budget committee earlier in the day. At Monday’s 11 a.m....

GOP lawmakers walk out after Oregon climate bill advances

Republican senators slipped out of the Oregon State Capitol on Monday, preventing the Senate from convening in an attempt to doom a bill aimed at stemming global warming By ANDREW SELSKY Associated Press | ABC News | February 24, 2020 SALEM, Ore. -- Republican...

With Oregon Republicans ready to walk out, Brown tries to bargain

East Oregonian By Lauren Dake, originally published by OPB SALEM — On Valentine’s Day, Gov. Kate Brown and Republican state Sen. Bill Hansell surveyed flood damage in Eastern Oregon from a Black Hawk helicopter. The following Monday, the governor stopped by Hansell’s...

Cap and trade bill may move this week

By Larry Meyer Argus Observer | February 16, 2020 SALEM — Republicans on Senate and House committees dealing with similar carbon reduction bills were not able to alter the inevitable movement of those bills as they move toward a vote in their respective committees...

Cap-and-trade bill borrows ideas from Republicans, Timber Unity

by Claire Withycombe Oregon Capital Bureau | Thursday, February 13th 2020 SALEM — Lawmakers revealed changes Wednesday to the plan to cut back on the state’s greenhouse gas emissions that would ease the impact on rural Oregon. The revisions, which contain elements...

Oregon Cap-And-Trade Bill Moves Forward As Tensions Flare

By Dirk VanderHart OPB | February 13, 2020 With Republicans declaring “conspiracy,” a Senate committee on Thursday moved a signature climate change bill a step closer to passage. By a 3-2 vote, Democrats on the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee passed...

New state senator appointed

Lynn Findley, R-Vale, takes Cliff Bentz's seat in the Legislature. Bentz is running for Congress. By Teresa Jackson Madras Pioneer | January 16, 2020 Lynn Findley, R-Vale, has been appointed to the Oregon Senate by Republican leaders in Senate District 30. Findley is...

Findley troubled by new cap-trade bill that is alive in Salem

SALEM – State Sen. Lynn Findley (R-Vale) says a new proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions doesn’t clearly safeguard the rural areas of the state and isn’t much different from legislation that failed during the last legislative session. Perusing the new plan over...

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