Oregon’s homelessness problem among ex-legislators

by NW Spotlight Oregon today is facing a growing problem of homelessness among its former state legislators. Mary Altzeit, a social services expert from Pacific University, explains “The problem is that Oregon legislators quickly become accustomed to an extravagant life … Continue reading

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Will GOP defend religious liberty?

by Maggie Gallagher Will Any GOP Candidates Step Up to the Plate for Religious Liberty? Mike Pence is the only Republican defending Indiana law Something very important is happening right now in Indiana. Pay attention: The Democrats are attempting to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:17 | Posted in 1st Amendment, 2016 Presidential Election, GOP, Religious Liberty | Tagged | 25 Comments

Executive Club: Rep. Whisnant, Rep. Barreto

Executive Club Meeting Guest: Rep. Gene Whisnant & Rep. Greg Barreto Wed. April 1st., 7:00pm Airport Shilo Inn, Portland First, come applaud our Taxpayer Association of Oregon 15th annual Thomas Jefferson Award winner! Rep. Gene Whisnant Rep. Whisnant as he … Continue reading

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Metro Hotel as new Cover Oregon?

SB 927: Metro’s plan for a taxpayer subsidized Hyatt Hotel. Is this the new Cover Oregon? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com Yes Vote: Bates (D), Beyer (D), Burdick (D),Courtney (D), Dembrow (D), Devlin (D), Edwards (D), Gelser (D), Hansell … Continue reading

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Will Capitol refer $15 Minimum Wage, Business tax to ballot?

Will Minimum Wage, corporate tax be on 2016 ballot? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com One of the Capitol rumors among State Lawmakers in Salem is that the highly controversial $15 minimum wage bill (HB 2500) may be referred out … Continue reading

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Oregon Dem control: Decade of deprioritizing education

Oregon Senate Republicans “Today I think of our children, I think of the future of this great state. $7.255 billion is not enough. I believe this is not adequate and that we can, and should, do better for our children.” … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:08 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 8 Comments

SB913: Good intentions, no effect, unintended consequences

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) Every Session we deal with a few issues that seem to be designed to make some people feel good, but actually accomplish nothing. We had a hearing on just such a bill this week; it … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:21 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

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