The Republican walkout in the Oregon state senate hit a critical point this week. On the latest episode of OPB Politics Now, Dirk VanderHart and Lauren Dake discuss whether the Legislative session is over, the personality conflicts at play between rivals in Salem and much more.
‘OPB Politics Now’: The elephants not in the room
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Oregon Republican walkout: 6 more senators are potentially ineligible for reelection
A total of 10 senators have now accrued 10 unexcused absences, meaning they cannot hold office next term.
Oregon’s Republican-led Senate walkout enters crucial 10th day, meaning penalties for 3 lawmakers
With weekend negotiations proving fruitless, three senators will now be blocked from running for reelection.
Oregon Senate leaders meet but legislative boycott continues
The leaders of both parties met for the first time behind closed doors early Wednesday morning. They managed to agree on one thing: releasing a bland statement with a promise to say nothing more.
GOP boycott in Oregon Senate extends to second day
Republican members of the Oregon Senate have extended their boycott into a second day, delaying bills on gun safety, abortion rights and gender-affirming health care.
This time around, Oregon’s Republican lawmakers are boycotting in plain sight
In past years, many Republicans would leave the state during walkouts. This year some aren't even leaving Salem.