by NW Spotlight
Political newcomer Barbara Jensen hit the road running with negative campaigning, and has not let up yet. Jensen is running in the Republican primary in Oregon House District 25 against conservative radio talk show host Bill Post. Current HD25 state Rep. Kim Thatcher (R) is running for the Oregon Senate to replace retiring Sen. Larry George (R). House District 25 covers Keizer, St. Paul and Newberg.
Jensen, described by the Statesman Journal as a “longtime state government employee,” entered the race in early February – several months after Bill Post announced his candidacy. Her entry into the race was followed quickly by a push poll (a widely discredited and sleazy political tactic) against Bill Post. Continue reading
by Dan Lucas
Oregon Democrats are continuing to show their willingness to abuse power and to pick and choose when to follow laws and the constitution. Last month the Oregon Attorney General decided that she wouldn’t fulfill her oath to uphold the Oregon Constitution by defending Article XV, Section 5a — the definition of marriage.
It was far from an isolated incident. In the 2012 race for State Labor Commissioner, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown moved the election from May to November, a move that happened to favor fellow Democrat Brad Avakian. The move was widely criticized in the media and went directly against legislative counsel, who found that the law clearly requires that the election for labor commissioner be held in May. Continue reading
by Lars Larson
There’s brand new evidence about what Lois Lerner and her cronies at the IRS were doing to target conservative Americans’ free speech.
Republicans have finally released a report detailing some of the offenses committed by Lois Lerner at the IRS.
She’s the young lady who sat in front of Congress, testified for a for a little while, denied that she had done anything criminal or anything wrong and then she promptly took the Fifth Amendment – where you don’t have to say anything if might implicate you in a crime. Continue reading
Sign the petition now to give voters the right to vote on their taxes!
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
– End the era of letting politicians and lobbyists decide our taxes behind closed doors, by requiring a public vote on new local taxes!
Oregon has a 110 year-old tradition that gives voters a voice at the ballot box on important issues.
Because Oregon was one of the earliest states to create a citizen initiative process, we were able to pass civil rights and voting rights for women at the ballot box at a time when politicians refused to go along. Continue reading
by Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog
Oregon is gorging itself on the the federal pie.
The money it gets from the feds rose to 6.1 percent — to $16.4 billion — in 2013-15, as compared to 2011-13. The Oregon Health Authority got the largest chunk, about $7.6 billion. Part of that — roughly $1.2 billion — is for the state’s expanded Medicaid program, a joint effort with the federal government. By 2016, the feds are expected to fund the program in full.
The Department of Human Services also got a large slice, about $6.3 billion; the rest was divided between various government agencies — about $500,000 for public safety and $1.5 billion for education. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
The Oregonian and the Statesman Journal are reporting that Keizer resident Chuck Lee has entered the Oregon House District 25 race as an Independent candidate. He would then face the winner of the Republican primary between Bill Post and Barbara Jensen in the November election to replace Rep. Kim Thatcher (R), who is running for state senate.
Chuck Lee was the 2006 Democratic candidate against Rep. Kim Thatcher for HD25. Thatcher won that election.
Lee’s current candidate statement of organization with the Oregon Secretary of State, dated 3/11/2014, shows his party affiliation as Democrat. Continue reading
by NW Spotlight
Republican Cheryl Mueller is running for the state senate district currently held by Sen. Floyd Prozanski (D-Eugene), SD#4. Cheryl Mueller is a former Cottage Grove School Board member and she is also the sister of Sen. Larry George (R-Sherwood). SD#4 has an 11.4% Democratic voter registration advantage.
Here’s Cheryl’s press release:
Cottage Grove, OR - Cheryl Mueller (R), who served on the Cottage Grove School Board for eight years, filed Tuesday to run for Senate District 4, citing the need for less partisanship in Salem and more funding for Oregon classrooms. Senate District 4 includes southern and eastern Lane County, including Eugene, Sutherlin, Elkton, Oakridge, and Cottage Grove. Continue reading