Editorial: Senate walkout ends; did it pay off?


June 21, 2023

The longest walkout in Oregon’s history ended last week as GOP senators returned to give the Senate the voting quorum it needed to resume its business.

For any who might be unsure what this was all about, it was essentially about 10 minority Republicans and an Independent who sided with them, risking their political careers to make a point.

Their complaint was that they were being steamrolled by the Democratic majority on issues in an “extreme agenda” that were concerning to their constituents and which they believed had not been subjected to significant public scrutiny.

While not e...

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