Oregon Republicans push education wishlist in state Senate amid walkout fallout

Oregon Senate Republicans have laid out the education bills they want to see passed this session by the same body they walked out on earlier this week.

Hours after boycotting a Senate floor session Thursday morning, the Oregon GOP Senate Caucus laid out 11 education bills centering on student tax credits, school enrollment, curriculum, and tuition relief for foster parents.

In a joint statement, Oregon Senate Republicans took shots at the state’s slow progress reopening its K-12 schools, about 80% of which remain closed.

Gov. Kate Brown turned over the decision to reopen to school districts late
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