Memorial service held for fallen officer Sgt. Goodding

by NW Spotlight The memorial for Seaside police officer Sgt. Jason Goodding was held yesterday at the Seaside Convention Center. Sgt. Goodding was killed in the line of duty on Friday, February 5, 2016. According to the Officer Down Memorial … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:44 | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Full funding of K-12 fails on party-line vote in Oregon Senate

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, Senate Democrats killed a bill on the Senate floor that would have mandated a minimum of 28% of state funds go toward K-12 education and public safety. In contrast, Washington State allocated 46% … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:18 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 2 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders on Feb revenue forecast

Oregon Senate Republicans Oregon House Republicans Senate GOP Leader Ted Ferrioli on Oregon Feb Revenue Forecast Salem, Ore. – Following the release of the latest revenue forecast, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) called attention to signs of a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 4 Comments

Poll: 78% unaware of PERS debt disaster

Poll: 78% unaware of PERS disaster By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation Oregon’s public employee retirements system (PERS) is now a staggering $20-$22 billion in unfunded liability. Just this week it was announced that it grew by another $3 billion … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:52 | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments

Trump, Sanders win decidedly in New Hampshire

by NW Spotlight Donald Trump decidedly won the Republican New Hampshire primary tonight, and Bernie Sanders decidedly won the Democratic New Hampshire primary. Republican delegate winners in the 2016 New Hampshire primary (UPDATED): 1 Donald Trump 35.34% 10 del. 2 … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:46 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election | 2 Comments

Bud Pierce: Solving Oregon’s transportation woes

Bud Pierce for Governor Unlike many public policy or political issues, the transportation issue gets personal in a hurry, especially if you’re a Portland area commuter. You see it (and you’re stuck in it) almost every day as you head … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:27 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Transportation | 13 Comments

Oregon ‘short session’: Democrats’ one-party authoritarian regime

by Rep. Gail Whitsett In response to a question posed to me recently, it’s my opinion that public input has no value in a completely controlled and strictly adhered to agenda like we are seeing this session. The outcome is … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 8 Comments

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