Executive Club: Rethinking Union power

David Nott, President Reason Foundation Oregon Executive Club Guest Speaker Wed. Sept 2nd, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, David Nott. Stanford-educated in Economics and Petroleum Engineering,David is President of Reason Foundation, the non-profit think tank advocating for free minds and … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:47 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Environmentalists jeopardize schoolchildren safety for corporate profits

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Parents in most communities throughout Oregon are sending their children off to their first week of the 2015-16 school year. They ensure that their children arrive at the bus stop and expect them to return from … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Energy, Environment, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 8 Comments

Sen. Jackie Winters wins national award for women leaders

National Foundation for Women Legislators (Alexandria, VA) – The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) announced their 2015 Elected Women of Excellence Award Winners. The award was established in 2013 as part of NFWL’s 75th Anniversary Celebration in order to … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:27 | Posted in Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Chris Telfer announces Independent bid for State Treasurer

Independent Party of Oregon (IPO) The IPO has just sent out a press release saying State Lottery Commissioner Chris Telfer has announced her Independent Party bid for State Treasurer. “We are thrilled to have someone as well-respected and highly qualified as … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:15 | Posted in 2016 Election, State Treasurer | 3 Comments

Early look at Oregon’s 2016 elections – Part 2

by Dan Lucas Republicans have their work cut out for them in Oregon’s 2016 races. After the November 2014 election, Democrats returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the past 5 … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Treasurer | 11 Comments

Court case could challenge SEIU’s clout

by Sen. Doug Whitsett One reason Democrats continue to politically dominate Oregon is the strength of organizations such as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). That public employees’ union represents local, state and federal employees throughout the country. It has … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Public Employee Unions, Right-to-Work | 21 Comments

Personal ‘kicker’ of $402 million – first time since 2007

by NW Spotlight The State of Oregon’s September 2015 Economic and Revenue Forecast was released today. The personal ‘kicker’ will be $402 million. The Oregonian reported “Oregon taxpayers will receive a smaller-than-expected ‘kicker’ tax rebate,” with a “median payout of … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:04 | Posted in Oregon Government, State Budget, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

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