citizens and state troopers are keeping an eye peeled for AWOL GOP state senators who are stonewalling a vote on stricter pollution standards to battle climate change.

All 11 Republican senators Thursday and are in hiding to block . They don’t have the votes to stop it the old-fashioned, democratic way. The walkout leaves the Senate two people short of a required quorum before a vote can be held.

A the senators from any miffed voters — or police. A special legislative session had been planned Saturday but the Capitol building in Salem was shut down by law enforcement authorities , Reuters reported. The State Police Superintendent informed the Senate president of a “ coming to the Capitol,” read a

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