Among Gov. Kate Brown’s priorities this year is a legislative package that will provide badly needed funding for the state’s transportation system, everything from roads and bridges to mass transit and bike lanes. Many lawmakers agree with the general goal of House Bill 2017, the nearly 300-page transportation measure.
The bill may or may not be perfect, or even acceptable. That said, a threatened power play by the Service Employees International Union, the state’s largest public union, absolutely is not acceptable.