Oregon House Democrats win a supermajority in 2018 election

Democrats in the Oregon House picked up three seats Tuesday night, achieving the supermajority that eluded them two years ago.

That gives the Democrats 38 of the 60 seats in the Legislature’s lower chamber, well above the three-fifths threshold needed to raise taxes. However, any tax increase is subject to a potential initiative challenge that would give voters the final say.

Democrats also won a supermajority in the Oregon Senate.

The results will shape the 2019 legislative session, when Democrats want to raise more tax revenue to boost education spending and pass a plan to charge companies for their greenhouse gas emissions.

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