The reason the Oregon legislature could not pass a small but important gas tax increase is that it had already raised the price of fuel over the next few years, and the Republican minority in the House would not accept a double increase.
While Oregonians cope with high fuel and heat bills this winter, Democrats in the legislature are working to make sure prices stay high and rise even more. They are working on legislation to cause consumers to pay more for gasoline and diesel, and for electricity too. You’d think voters would put a stop to that, but […]
A single member’s vote in the Oregon Senate may save Oregonians from having to pay even more for fuel than we’ll have to pay anyway in coming years. Betsy Johnson, a Democrat from Scappoose, voted with the 14 Republicans on July 6 to force a tie vote, 15-15, on Senate Bill 488, which would extend […]