Oregon GOP lawmakers who fled capitol to avoid climate bill vote face $500 daily fines

Posted on AllSides June 22nd, 2019
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The Republican state lawmakers in Oregon who skipped town this week to avoid voting on a climate bill are reportedly facing fines if they don’t return to the state Legislature soon.

According to a local NBC station, the state senators will be fined $500 for every day they don’t show to vote on the bill beginning Friday. Supporters have reportedly raised over $6,000 to help the Republican lawmakers cover the costs of the fines through a GoFundMe campaign.

Although the bill has already passed the Democratic-controlled state House and...

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