Oregon House and Senate Republicans on Revenue Forecast

 Oregon House and Senate Republicans on Revenue Forecast

Joint Statement From Rep. Mike McLane And Senator Ted Ferrioli On Revenue Forecast

Salem, OR - House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) and Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) issued the following statement in response to today’s revenue forecast:

“Today’s revenue forecast is a step in the right direction for Oregon’s economic recovery, but it is by no means a full representation of Oregon’s current economic state. After losing 3,000 jobs in June, the state added only 200 jobs back in July, leaving the unemployment rate at 6.9%, one of the higher rates in the nation. Many Oregonians across the state remain unemployed or underemployed and continue to struggle supporting their families and paying their bills. Continue reading

Posted by at 03:41 | Posted in Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget | Leave a comment

Oregon’s timber industry won’t be “isolated” by Sen. Wyden’s rhetoric

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AFRC / Associated Oregon Loggers / Douglas Timber Operators

Groups representing Western Oregon’s timber industry today sent a letter to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, responding to recent comments he has made in relation to legislation he has introduced to dramatically alter management of federal O&C timber lands.

Recently Sen. Wyden has made comments suggesting Oregon’s timber industry and O&C counties need to be “isolated” in how O&C lands would be managed in the future.  Sen. Wyden has referred to the industry and counties as “extreme” and seeking a “fantasy” return to historical harvest levels, which the groups say is completely untrue. Continue reading

Posted by at 11:00 | Posted in Timber, U.S. Senate | Leave a comment

Legalizing Marijuana

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Right From the Start


I continue to be puzzled by an attitude that if something is difficult to enforce then we should abandon attempts and just legalize it. That is apparently the attitude of Oregon’s politicians (Republican and Democrat alike) and is reflected in the comments of the official spokesman for the government elites – The Oregonian – in its August 23 edition:


“Oregon has had a wink-wink, nudge-nudge relationship with recreational marijuana use since 1998, when legalization for medical purposes created a wide, open system that distributes pot cards to just about anyone with a vague medical claim and the signature of a compliant physician. We’re not suggesting that marijuana has no palliative value to those with genuine medical problems. But let’s be honest: Recreational marijuana is all but legal in Oregon now and has been for years. Measure 91, which deserves Oregonians’ support, would eliminate the charade and give adults freer access to an intoxicant that should not have been prohibited in the first place.” Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Drug Abuse, GMO, Government Regulation, Marijuana | 8 Comments

Speakers named to honor Gov. Atiyeh on Sept 3rd

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Atiyeh Service Planning Committee

Speakers Named To Honor Governor Atiyeh at September 3 Public Memorial Service

Six prominent Oregonians will deliver remarks at a public memorial service September 3, 2014, for the late Governor Vic Atiyeh.

Atiyeh died July 20 at the age of 91. After being elected to the Oregon Legislature in 1958, he served three terms in the House and four in the Senate.  He was elected governor in 1979 and served for eight years.

The memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 3, in the Oregon House of Representatives Chamber at the State Capitol in Salem (900 Court Street).  A reception will follow the event.  The public is invited to attend. Continue reading

Posted by at 08:00 | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ORP positions on 2014 ballot measures

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Oregon Republican Party

State Central Committee Votes To Oppose Measures 86, 88, 90, 91 and 92

Wilsonville, OR – The Oregon Republican Party State Central Committee voted on Saturday to take the following positions on the measures that will appear on the November 2014 General Election ballot.

Oregon Republicans recommend the following to our fellow Oregonians:

Measure 86 – Referral 402 (SJR1)

Amends Constitution: Requires creation of fund for Oregonians pursuing post-secondary education, authorizes state indebtedness in finance fund.

Vote NO on Measure 86 Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Republican Party, Voting | 1 Comment

Charter Schools Achieve Superior Outcomes with Unequal Funding

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The University of Arkansas has published a first-ever comparison study of cost effectiveness and return on investment between different types of public schools.The Productivity of Public Charter Schools rates 28 states and the District of Columbia according to the productivity of charter schools relative to traditional public schools.

Public charter schools receive 36% less funding on average than regular district schools. While greatly underfunded relative to district schools, charter schools in many states score significantly higher in math and reading on the eighth grade National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Oregon’s charter schools receive 44% less funding than regular district schools and achieve higher NAEP scores at lower cost. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

New Monica Wehby ad on Merkley’s addiction to spending: Bankrupt

Posted by at 12:38 | Posted in 2014 Election, U.S. Senate | 3 Comments

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