For a couple of weeks now, Oregon House Republicans have been slowing legislative progress in that chamber down to a crawl. They are once again requiring each bill to be read in full.
But at the start of this week there was a glimmer of possibility the two parties could return to more normal activity. Early on Monday, House Republicans gave their first list of demands they wanted met, possibly kicking off negotiations.
But by the afternoon, their list was an afterthought, pushed aside by a much more pressing matter: a COVID-19 exposure in the chamber.
On this week’s “OPB Politics Now,” we bring you the latest from Salem.