The people won!
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon,
Senate President Peter Courtney just announced that the Carbon Tax HB 2020 does not have the votes to pass and is dead. The Carbon Tax Bill (Hb 2020) spurred fears of the bill’s $3.00 gas tax hikes and 50% utility hike price tag. Hb 2020 also provoked a Senate Republican walk-out over the Senate Democrats refusal to let the public vote on the tax (made national news). The Carbon bill also drew thousands of people in protest including people supporting the Senate Republicans and scores of timber trucks and timber workers who flooded the capitol.
Here are his Senate President Peter Courtney’s words on HB 2020;
“What I’m about to say, I say of my own free will. No one has told me to say this. House Bill 2020 does not have the votes on the Senate floor. That will not change.”
This victory just confirms that there is a strong citizen voice in Oregon: Read: 5 signs of Oregon’s tax revolt
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