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Senate approves public funding for state Supreme Court races

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It looks like the state Legislature will not halt the partisan big-money Supreme Court campaigns anytime soon.

The Senate voted 23-10 Tuesday in favor of more tax funding and stricter contribution limits for the justice candidates.

Assembly Speaker Rep. Mike Huebsch, R-West Salem, opposes using tax dollars to pay for campaigns so the measure is not likely to come up before the session ends in March.

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