Sen. Alan Olsen calls for action on Department of Energy audit

by Sen. Alan Olsen Salem, Ore. – Last week, the Joint Interim Committee on Department of Energy Oversight discussed a recent audit of the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) Business Energy Tax Credit (BETC) program. The first independent audit of … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:59 | Posted in Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, Government Waste, Green Energy, Oregon Secretary of State, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

The latest from Oregon Legislative Days

by Sen. Doug Whitsett State legislators were in Salem this week to attend committee meetings during Legislative Days. Representative Gail Whitsett participated in her five assigned committees while I participated in my four assigned committees, as well as the Senate … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:44 | Posted in Green Energy, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Budget, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Jeff Gudman for State Treasurer — a Democrat supports a Republican

by Ronald A. Buel Jeff Gudman is running against Tobias Read (Democrat) and Chris Telfer (Independent) for the Position of State Treasurer. Why would a long-time Democratic activist like me be supporting a Republican for this office? I am sure … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Columbia River Crossing, State Treasurer | Leave a comment

Business community backs Knute Buehler for state representative

Knute Buehler for State Representative Rep. Buehler works for policies that support small business, grow tech sector and strengthen education A cross section of local business owners and business advocacy groups have announced their endorsement of Knute Buehler for state … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon House | Leave a comment

More editorial boards support fair, constitutional PERS reform

Oregon Senate Republicans In case you missed it PERS ideas offer start for reform Corvallis Gazette-Times Editorial Board September 15, 2016 It would be an understatement to say that the Oregon Legislature has been unwilling to tackle any kind of … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:59 | Posted in PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | Leave a comment

Three attacks in America yesterday

by NW Spotlight New Jersey pipe bombing – possible terrorism: CNN reported that an “explosion that went off in a garbage can Saturday morning in a New Jersey beach town likely was timed to disrupt a Marine Corps charity run,” … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:21 | Posted in Terrorism | Leave a comment

Sen. Doug Whitsett: Standing up for conservative values

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The American Conservative Union (ACU) is the nation’s premier conservative group supporting Americans who are concerned with personal responsibility, traditional values, a strong national defense and the preservation of liberty. The Washington D.C.-based organization is the … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:31 | Posted in Oregon House, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

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