Oregon Senate Dems pass bill to line pockets of trial lawyers

Oregon Senate Republicans HB 2700 lines pockets of trial lawyers at the expense of Oregon schools – trial lawyers who gave over $300K to Dem campaigns in Oregon this past election Salem, OR – Today, Senate Democrats passed a partisan bill … Continue reading

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Senator Thomsen: No to retroactive altering lawsuits

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com HB 2700 has the effect of retroactively altering class action lawsuits.  This radioactivity includes pending ones like the current $134 million Oregon Lottery Case.   Supporters see it as an effort to better fun legal … Continue reading

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It’s time to properly fund K-12 education in Oregon

by Dan Lucas Back in January, I wrote that the Legislature should focus on education performance because Oregon had the second-worst high school graduation rate in the country. It’s gotten worse since then. In late January The Oregonian reported that … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget | 13 Comments

Senator Knopp: Privacy concerns over government car tracking

State Senator Tim Knopp Seeks Limits to Government Retention of Data on Individuals (SB 639, SB 640, SB 641) By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Government’s use of technology to keep track of citizens is advancing exponentially, and Oregon Senator … Continue reading

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Executive Club Speaker: Senator Baertschiger

Hear about Oregon’s port crisis (West Coast strike, Hadjin exit) and how it’s becomming our new economic nightmare Keynote Speaker: State Senator Herman Baertschiger Jr. Oregon Executive Club Wed. March 4th, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, 11707 Northeast Airport Way, … Continue reading

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Will legal marijuana accelerate global warming?

by NW Spotlight “a single Cannabis cigarette [grown indoors] represents about 10 pounds of CO2 emissions, an amount equal to running a 100-watt light bulb for 75 hours” Oregon RPS & Global Warming Commission In Oregon, “the 2007 Legislature created … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming, Marijuana, OR 78th Legislative Session | 21 Comments

Oregon Republican Party elects new officers

by NW Spotlight The Oregon Republican Party elected new officers today at the Monarch Hotel in Clackamas. Bill Currier is the new Oregon Republican Party Chair. He had previously been serving as Vice Chair. Jeff Mapes at the Oregonian reported … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:52 | Posted in Oregon Republican Party, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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