Justice for victims, not continuing protection for rapists

Crime Victims United Rape survivors press for 20-year statute of limitations in Oregon When:   Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. Where:  Sentinel Hotel, Card Room, 614 S.W. Eleventh Avenue, Portland, OR 97205 What:    Press conference re: House Bill 2317 and Oregon’s … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:11 | Posted in Crime & Sentencing, OR 78th Legislative Session | 1 Comment

Legislative update on marijuana: tracking and local control

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) I have received a lot of phone calls and emails on the subject of marijuana, which advocates say we should call cannabis, but for the sake of brevity in this update I will call it … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:12 | Posted in Marijuana, OR 78th Legislative Session | 11 Comments

Oregon Dems put political agenda ahead of K-12 funding

Oregon Senate Republicans Democrats raid K-12 education, rejecting intent of voters to spend corporate kicker on Oregon students Salem, OR – Senate Democrats are undermining the will of Oregon voters by refusing to spend the corporate kicker on K-12 education, … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:13 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 5 Comments

Tax lesson found in Portland Art Museum?

Tax lesson found in Portland Art Museum? By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com There I was enjoying the spectacular Italian Fashion history exhibit at the Portland Art Museum when suddenly I stumbled upon a real-life tax lesson. Near the end … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Taxes | 12 Comments

Reminder: Polar ice cap could be completely gone by 2014!

by NW Spotlight Former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. It was awarded jointly to Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Global Warming | 33 Comments

Impeachment proposal receives approval from Oregon House

Rep. Jodie Hack Constitutional Amendment, If Approved By Voters, Would Establish Executive Impeachment Process Salem, OR – The Oregon House of Representatives today approved House Joint Resolution 31, an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would establish a formal process … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:21 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Scandals | 3 Comments

Oregonian got it right on useless ‘clean fuels’ bill

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) At the beginning of this Session legislative leadership set up a workgroup to put together a transportation package for the state. I was a member of that group and we met for about two months … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 6 Comments

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