Mary Nolan is My New Hero

Not that I didn’t respect her a lot before…

Nolan (from Portland), the Oregon House Majority Leader, parted company with House Speaker Dave Hunt and voted against the Transportation bill. The bill passed anyway 38-22 (because it raises taxes, it needed a 36 vote super-majority to pass) (and somehow I suspect that if she had been vote number 36, Nolan might have voted in favor).

Other Legislators on the ‘D’ side of the House voting No were:

Ben Cannon, Portland
Brian Clem, Salem
Chris Harker, Beaverton
Jefferson Smith, Portland

The bill will now go on to the Senate. Meanwhile, Steve Duin skewers the #1 beneficiary of the bill, the Newberg-Dundee bypass, in his column today.

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