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Republican walkout an effort to get Legislature supermajority to listen


May 22, 2019

Guest Commentary: Sherrie Sprenger

I have received a few messages and questions about the Senate Republicans walking out of the Capitol building on May 7.

Before you can understand the situation itself, it is important to realize that the Democrats have a majority in the senate, which leaves the Republicans with a minority voice and limited options.

What can the minority party do to have their constituents’ voices heard amongst a super majority? (Currently, there are 38 Democratic representatives and 22 Republican representatives in the Oregon House of Representatives and in the Oregon S...

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