As Oregon Senate GOP boycott hits 'crucial point,' governor begins talks

Over 100 bills remain in limbo and the Senate and House must approve state budgets for the next two years before the session concludes June 25.

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek has begun meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders in the statehouse to try to end a three-week-old boycott by GOP senators. Her office said Wednesday this year’s troubled legislative session has reached “a crucial point.”

No progress was announced, however, with only one month remaining in the session that began Jan. 17. Because of the walkout, over 100 bills that have emerged from committees remain in limbo. Both the Senate and House must

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