Today's News: May 24, 2011
It's Tuesday. As the legislative session begins its final few weeks, a number of bills are going on life support. One of those, SB 695, which would ban the use of the chemical BPA in products like baby bottles, was still waiting for a work session when an internal committee deadline came and went yesterday evening.
Kari Chisholm at Blue Oregon wonders if the bill, which had broad, bipartisan support--but staunch opposition from corporations like Coca Cola--fell victim to Republican Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna, who's also the president of Roseburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company.