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Thu Aug 8, 2019, 08:28 PM

Top Democratic Lawmaker: Cap and Trade Bill Will Return in February Session

After the tumultuous ending to the 2019 legislative session which saw GOP senators flee the state in order to avoid a vote on House Bill 2020, the controversial carbon emissions reduction bill, there have been a lot of questions about when and whether Democrats would try again.

Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick (D-Portland) provided an answer today.

Speaking at a Portland Business Alliance post-session wrap-up along with state Rep. Janelle Bynum (D-Clackamas) and business lobbyist Shawn Miller, Burdick told the audience that lawmakers will bring the bill back in next year's short session, which begins on Feb. 3.

Although WW did not attend the event, Burdick confirmed via text message that she'd told the audience HB 2020, also know as "cap and trade" will return.

"Yes," Burdick wrote. "But of course it will have a different bill number."

Read more: https://www.wweek.com/news/2019/08/08/top-democratic-lawmaker-cap-and-trade-bill-will-return-in-february-session/
(Williamette Week)

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