What Happens If Both Legislative Chambers Are Equally Divided?


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Although last night's results are not final, it appears that Democratic super-majorities in both houses (36 to 24 in the House and 18 to 12 in the Senate) will morph into deadlocks in both chambers. The Oregon House has never before been deadlocked. The Oregon Senate has been tied 15-15 just two times since Oregon became a state (1957, 2003). In the 2003 legislative session, Republicans and ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Oregon Republicans Prepare to Eat One Of Their Own


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When a couple of Republicans crossed party lines to help pass the majority Democrats pass income tax increases at the end of the 2009 legislative session, GOP insiders filed an ethics complaint (quickly dismissed) against House Democratic leaders for enticing Rep. Greg Smith (R-Heppner) to vote for the tax hike. There was also talk then that the GOP would seek an opponent to challenge Smith, ...   More
 
Monday, September 21, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS

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