Measure 113 would make legislative walkouts much harder in Oregon

Over the past few years, Republicans in the Oregon Legislature have repeatedly left Salem to prevent Democrats from passing laws they oppose. This ...

October 27, 2022
6:26 AM

Over the past few years, Republicans in the Oregon Legislature have repeatedly left Salem to prevent Democrats from passing laws they oppose. This November voters will decide whether to make legislative walkouts much harder. Here are the basics on Ballot Measure 113:Why have Republicans resorted to walking out? The party in the minority in Salem has little leverage to block the party in the majority from pushing through its agenda. But the Oregon Constitution requires each legislative chamber to have a quorum of members — 20 in the Senate, 40 in the House — present to conduct its business.

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