Oregon Gov. Sends Police After GOP Senators Who Fled Capitol

Republican lawmakers fled in an attempt to block a vote on a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the nation.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on a landmark climate plan that would be the second of its kind in the nation. Minority Republicans want the cap-and-trade proposal aimed at dramatically lowering the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to be sent to the voters for approval instead of instituted…

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