Oregon Senators Strike A Surprising Deal

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Oregon senators negotiated an end to the standoff that started when Republicans refused to show up to vote on a school funding bill last week. Without a quorum, senators couldn’t vote on anything, and they were most focused on the Student Success Act, which would raise $2 billion for schools through new business taxes. In order to get Republicans back for the vote, Democrats made some concessions. They agreed to kill two high profile bills dealing with gun safety and vaccines. State Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, D-Portland, and OPB political reporter Dirk Vanderhart join us. We also reached out to Senate Republicans, but they said no one was available.

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