Labor vs. Enviros: Why Speaker Hunt and the OEA want to sideline a parks measure.
Two key Democratic interest groups are locked in a behind-the-scenes battle that threatens to blast apart the coalition they have used to gain large legislative majorities in the Legislature.
On June 27, enviros and labor met with lawmakers for a third time in hopes of resolving their dispute.
The question? Whether environmentalists should proceed to the November ballot with a measure that would lock into the Oregon Constitution their right to 15 percent of Oregon Lottery proceeds for parks and habitat.
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Posted on July 01, 2010
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