Compromise On Transportation Package Possible

Oregon 59th District State Representative John Huffman says there is a chance a compromise could be reached to pass a transportation package that could provide additional road funds for cities and counties.  Republicans have said they won’t approve a gas tax increase since majority Democrats passed the Low Carbon Fuels Standard bill.  Huffman, a Republican from The Dalles, says Democrat Governor Kate Brown has been asked to try to help find some middle ground.  For the package to happen, Huffman said Brown and Democrats will have to figure out how they can roll back the Low Carbon Fuel Standards bill if they won’t fully repeal it.  Huffman added that he and a number of legislators had entered the session knowing cities and counties needed a transportation package to provide funding for road maintenance.  Passage of revenue bills require 60 percent approval, and Democrats would need at least one GOP vote in the House to reach that mark.

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