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Wed May 8, 2019, 07:41 AM

Oregon Senate GOP a no-show for education tax vote

SALEM, Ore. — Republicans in the Oregon Senate were a no-show for a $1 billion education tax vote, bringing the chamber to a halt the day before teachers across the state were to stage a walkout to protest funding levels for schools.

All 12 Republicans were missing Tuesday, denying the Senate a quorum. That means there weren’t enough people to formally move ahead with a vote.

“We cannot go on, we cannot do today’s agenda regretfully,” said Senate President Peter Courtney. “Hopefully tomorrow is a better day.”

Oregon schools are unusually dependent on state funds after voters moved to change the school funding formula in the 1990s in an effort to limit property taxes. Since then, lawmakers have struggled to find an adequate source of revenue to keep up with rising costs.

Read more: https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/may/07/oregon-senate-gop-a-no-show-for-education-tax-vote/

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Wed May 8, 2019, 08:01 AM

1. What this guy said ....

“It just mystifies me that adults just can’t sit in a room and do what’s right for kids,” he said. “This is why educators need to stand together and tell them to get back to work.”

What a dirty trick.

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