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'We see a Republican candidate who threw his hat in the ring for House District 31 who doesn't appear to possess the education to read and understand lengthy, legalistic, legislative bills'

The Senate Joint Committee on Ways and Means hearing on the carbon tax bill, Senate Bill 1530, that both Rep. Brad Witt, D-Clatskanie, and Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, eloquently oppose, showed their education, experience and concern for their constituents' interests.

They understand this carbon tax is based on false science and the true goal is an enormous tax.

Following a cursory reading of the Columbia County Republican forum on Facebook, we see a Republican candidate who threw his hat in the ring for House District 31 who doesn't appear to possess the education to read and understand lengthy, legalistic, legislative bills. Just opposing the governor's agenda does not qualify one to be a state representative.

Many thanks to Senator Johnson and Representative Witt for their excellent representation and holding firm on their decision to protect constituents from this carbon tax that will just fatten the state's coffer while depleting the wallets of taxpayers. 

L.T. Hales

St. Helens


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