Resist the tyranny of censorship

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Political discourse before, during and following the recent elections seems to have been more divisive than usual. The rhetoric has often been inaccurate, sometimes intentionally misleading, or otherwise just plain malicious. During the past several months, … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:20 | Posted in 1st Amendment | Leave a comment

Rep. Mike McLane on the passing of former Attorney General Hardy Myers

Salem, Ore. – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) issued the following statement yesterday regarding the passing of former Oregon House Speaker and Attorney General Hardy Myers: “As Speaker of the House and as Oregon’s Attorney General, Hardy Myers … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:27 | Posted in Oregon Attorney General, Oregon House, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Attack in Ohio stopped by campus police officer with a gun

by NW Spotlight Yesterday, Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a student of Somali descent, attacked students and faculty at Ohio State University using a car and a butcher knife. He was stopped within minutes by a campus police officer with a … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:20 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Terrorism | Leave a comment

Bringing accountability and transparency to Salem

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Governor Kate Brown pledged to increase transparency and accountability in Oregon state government after she took office in early 2015 following Governor John Kitzhaber’s resignation under a cloud of ethics challenges related to alleged influence peddling. … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:28 | Posted in Corruption, Cylvia Hayes, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government reform, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | Leave a comment

Oregon House minority party committee appointments

Oregon House Republicans House Republicans ask Speaker Kotek to expand minority party role in committee appointment process Last week, House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) sent a letter to Speaker Tina Kotek regarding the process of appointing House members … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:06 | Posted in Oregon House | Leave a comment

The Hill: Dems hit new low in state legislatures

by NW Spotlight The Hill reported this week on the significant Democratic legislative losses under President Obama. The Hill reports “The Democratic Party will hit a new nadir in state legislative seats after suffering more losses in November’s elections, highlighting … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:37 | Posted in State Government | Leave a comment

Oregon legislative GOP leaders on Nov revenue forecast

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader McLane, Deputy Leader Barreto Senator Ted Ferrioli Responds to November Revenue Forecast Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) responded to this week’s November revenue forecast update with the … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:35 | Posted in State Budget, State Taxes | Leave a comment

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