The political news that had the country talking this week came out of Arizona.
That state’s governor vetoed a bill that would have a strengthened the state’s religious freedom law. It would have allowed businesses to refuse to participate in same-sex marriages and other activities that run afoul of their religious beliefs. The reverberations are being felt in Oregon.
This week also brought news that some conservative members of the Oregon GOP are bowing out of the party’s annual conference over some social issues, including gay marriage.
And new rules for opting out of required vaccinations for Oregon schoolchildren begin tomorrow.
We review the week in politics on Friday mornings with Bill and Jeff. Bill Lunch is OPB’s Political Analyst, and he joined us from Southern California. Jeff Mapes is the senior political reporter for The Oregonian.