Obamacare: More flaws now that we’re finding out what’s in it

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was debated throughout much of 2009 and eventually enacted on a party line vote of Congress. The president signed Obamacare into law on March 23, 2010. During the national … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, President Obama | 5 Comments

The Oregonian newspaper moves on Monday

by NW Spotlight The Oregonian newspaper reported this week that it will be moving on Monday into its new office space in the Crown Plaza building at 1500 S.W. First Ave in Portland – two floors of office space “designed … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:41 | Posted in Media | 5 Comments

Portland Street Tax Proposal Sparks Recall Effort

by Bob Clark There is now an effort afoot to recall both Portland Commissioner Steve Novick and Mayor Charlie Hales. Led by chief petitioner, Ray Horton, more than two dozen Portland citizens gathered this past Saturday, July 19, to support and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Local Taxes, Portland Politics, Taxes | 6 Comments

Local farmer’s group endorses Patti Milne

Patti Milne for State Senate Woodburn, OR – The Marion County Farm Bureau has endorsed Patti Milne in her race for State Senate District 11. The Marion County Farm Bureau joins a growing group of organizations and local leaders who … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:46 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Independent voters nominate Chuck Thomsen

Oregon Senate Republicans Hood River, OR – The Independent Party of Oregon has nominated Chuck Thomsen to represent them on the November ballot in Senate District 26. Out of all the Senate candidates seeking an Independent Party nomination across the … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

7 ballot measures make Nov. Ballot

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon 1. Illegal immigrant Driver cards Repeal: Reverses a new law that allows Oregonians who can’t prove they are in the US legally the right to obtain a driver card. 2. Equal Rights Amendment: Amends the … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:27 | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

Are Oregonians paying enough property taxes?

by Dan Lucas Property taxes are very important to Oregon cities, counties and schools. While the state government’s general fund depends largely on income taxes, county and city governments get most of their tax base from property taxes, and school … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Local Taxes, Taxes | 25 Comments

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