Ore. Legislature wrestles with what to pass, what to fund

June 20, 2019 | BendBulletin.com

The Legislature’s main focus on Monday was the epic House floor debate over the carbon cap bill. But elsewhere, committees moved legislation into place for key votes or proponents admitted time may be running out for action in 2019.

Legislative leaders who earlier forecast adjourning this Friday admitted Monday that the date was too optimistic. Though the Oregon Constitution allows them to stay through June 30, lawmakers are now hoping to gavel out in the middle of next week.

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