by Colin C. Cortbus
Oregon Officials Told To Ignore Immigration Status When Considering Relatives’ Foster Parent Applications
Oregon’s Department of Human Services instructs its social workers to disregard the immigration status of relatives when considering them as potential foster parents for a child taken into care. Experts warn that placing foster children with illegal immigrants can lead to disrupted, short-lived placements with long-term, detrimental developmental effects for the child.
The department’s official “Valuing Diversity in Casework Practice” training materials make clear the Oregon’s child care workers should ignore the question of whether migrant relatives of a child taken into care are in the US legally when considering them as potential foster parents. They state “When it comes to relatives, immigration or residency status does not matter.” They go as far as instructing social workers to not even make enquiries regarding the (il)legal immigration status of such relatives “If they say they’ve been in Mexico, you can request a record check from the Consulate. Make sure to tell them you are not checking on immigration status, whether or not they have legal or illegal status, but rather checking on criminal history to ensure suitability as a placement for the child.“ Continue reading
Five Statewide candidates
Oregon Executive Club
Wed. June 1st, 7:00pm
Portland Airport Shilo,
$20 dinner (optional)
Mark Callahan — U.S. Senate
Dr. Bud Pierce — Governor (GOP)
Cliff Thomason — Governor (Independent)
Daniel Crowe — Attorney General
Jeff Gudman — State Treasurer Continue reading
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon,
The Taxpayer Association first debuted this cartoon at the beginning of the year and months later it stands as the same, except the tax has grown bigger as Oregon Governor Kate Brown refused to comment again this month on the state’s largest tax increase. Our cartoon says it all. Please pass it along.
By Steve Buckstein
Public employee union backers of Initiative Petition 28 appear to have turned in more than enough signatures to place their 2.5 percent corporate gross receipts tax on Oregon’s November ballot.
While the unions portray their measure as making large, out-of-state corporations pay their fair share of Oregon taxes, the nonpartisan Legislative Revenue Office (LRO) just released its more balanced perspective, which includes:
■ IP 28 will increase state and local taxes by $600 per year on average for every man, woman, and child in Oregon, totaling over $6 billion each full biennium.
■ IP 28 will dampen income, employment, and population growth over the next 5 years. Continue reading
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
National pollster, Frank Luntz, was interviewed on CBS This Morning Show on a large Snapchat poll of America’s younger generation. The results were surprising, encouraging and alarming. Watch below.
Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State
Dennis Richardson Statement on US Congressional Review of Cover Oregon
Central Point, Oregon – Secretary of State candidate Dennis Richardson, who as an Oregon state legislator and Ways and Means Co-Chair, blew the whistle on the Cover Oregon scandal, this week called for increased transparency and a complete audit of Cover Oregon.
Richardson cites the release of a US Congressional Oversight and Reform Committee report that found Governor Kitzhaber mismanaged Cover Oregon funds and made management decisions for personal political gain during his 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Further, the Congressional committee has asked the US Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation into the collusion between Kitzhaber’s campaign and his public employee staff as it related to management decisions for Cover Oregon. Continue reading
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
An unprecedented coalition of activists have come together to promote an Oregon Grassroots Coalition Slate to send to the National GOP Convention. The Grassroots Coalition brings together people of diverse voices & values (Oregon Family Council, Right to Life, Taxpayer Defense Fund, Common Sense for Oregon, Oregon Anti-Crime Alliance, Taxpayer Association of Oregon, as well as support from Oregon’s Trump & Cruz campaigners) in a shared act of unity to elect a slate of convention delegates that have pledged to protect the fundamentals of the GOP Party Platform. Please elect these delegates at the Oregon GOP convention June 4th to send them to the National Convention.
AT Large Delegates
1. Tim Nashif
2. Russ Walker
3. Chris Barreto
4. Representative Bill Post
5. Senator Kim Thatcher
6. Kevin Hoar
7. Jeff Kubler
8. Cythia Kendoll
9. Larry Talbert
10. Betsy Close Continue reading