Senate sees highs, lows and a lot of bills as it comes down the homestretch

The Senate had a quorum for the first time in more than a week Saturday, and worked through 105 bills. (Claire Withycombe/Oregon Capital Bureau)

SALEM — The penultimate day of the 2019 Legislature was a busy one.

Most Republican Senators had returned Saturday morning, after departing in protest over a bill to cap the state’s greenhouse gas emissions, and the afternoon was filled with legislation that paused in their absence.

Lawmakers must adjourn by 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

The Senate took up 105 bills over the course of three meetings, most with minimal discussion.

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