The Oregon House Transportation and Economic Development Committee passed a measure supporting a new bridge across the Columbia River.
The vote was down party lines, with Democrats supporting the $2.9 billion project and Republicans, including Rep. Cliff Bentz of Ontario, opposing it. Bentz had said during the 2012 Oregon Business Summit that he’d support the project.
Oregon, according to the Associated Press, would assume about $450 million in debt on the project, which would get about a third of its funding from the federal government and the rest from tolls.
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