Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, a retired nurse from Gresham, Oregon, was the quiet vote that caused Senate Democrats to concede the cap-and-trade bill.
Democrats say Courtney’s failed to adequately address allegations of sexual harassment, and that his actions have instead enabled a culture of suppression and indifference when it comes to victims’ complaints.
Last month, news of Senate Republicans fleeing the Capitol to block passage of climate change legislation dominated headlines, both locally and nationally.
In other news: Monday’s tornado was the fifth in city history.
Senate Republicans will end their walkout June 29 at a 9 am.
Loggers rally in Salem to protest climate bill. Meanwhile some large timber owners supported the bill.
McMinnville child welfare worker claims that Senate absences and fundraising activities are unlawful — and she wants the state to investigate.
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