Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Veto Punishes Republican: No Pork for You
After state Rep. Sal Esquivel votes to refer hospital provider tax, Brown takes back money for projects in his district
Published August 8 at 5:47 PM
Updated August 8 at 5:59 PM
Gov 우리가 계절이라면. Kate Brown unsheathed her veto pen today, showing she’s capable of playing hardball.
In the recent legislative session, Democrats desperately needed a Republican vote to pass the $670 million hospital provider tax ms access 무료 다운로드. State Rep. Sal Esquivel (R-Medford) agreed to vote with Democrats in exchange for nearly $4 million worth of goodies in his district—including a $1.9 million irrigation project, a $1 million theater renovation, and a $750,000 baseball field Download on-demand. His vote provided the three-fifths majority the measure needed.
But after the bill passed, Esquivel joined other GOP House members in referring the tax increase to voters 무료 영화. He says he was unhappy that some of the new revenues would be spent providing insurance to undocumented immigrants and also for publicly-funded abortions Download polly videos.
Esquivel is angry. He says the deal was for his vote and made no reference to a referral. “She reneged,” he says.
Brown disagrees Download the icon. “The cornerstone of all negotiations whether they occur in a public or private arena, is the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing,” the governor said in a statement Melt Me 1.
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