Oregon Senate Republicans are stepping down for the third year in a row, citing governor’s COVID-19 restrictions

Oregon Senate Republicans are stepping down for the third year in a row, citing governor’s COVID-19 restrictions
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Oregon Senate Republicans conducted their first Capitol boycott of the legislature Thursday, which has become an increasingly common tactic by the party, which holds a minority of seats in both houses of the legislature.

Unlike in 2019 and 2020, when Senate and House Republicans went out to kill proposals Greenhouse gas emissions cap and other democratic proposalsSenate Republicans decided not to appear this time around to protest Governor Kate Brown’s COVID-19 restrictions. They explained their reasoning in a letter to the governor.

All 11 Republicans in the Chamber were absent Thursday morning, as was Senator Brian Boquist of Dallas, who recently switched his party registration to the Independent Party of Oregon. Senator Tim Knopp of Bend, who during some of the …



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