This Week in the Capitol: Marijuana, ODOT, and the Energy Trust of Oregon

While much of the media this week focused on gun control bills, Cascade’s John Charles and Steve Buckstein brought attention to government spending, marijuana, and the “Tax That Won’t Die,” aka the Oregon Public Purpose Charge.

On Monday, John Charles testified before the Transportation Subcommittee of the Joint Ways and Means Committee about its proposed budget package for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Click here to listen to the testimony.

On Tuesday, Steve Buckstein testified on a modest marijuana decriminalization bill which was brought before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Click here to listen to the testimony.

Charles also testified before the Senate Business and Transportation Committee about problems with the Oregon Public Purpose Charge and its beneficiary, the Energy Trust of Oregon.

Click here to listen to the testimony.

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