Oregon Senate leadership stands together against hate, violence

SALEM, Ore.-Sens. Peter Courtney, D-Salem, Ginny Burdick, D-Portland, and Ted Ferrioli, R-John Day, released the following statement in response to the recent wave of violence:   “There is no place for hate, violence and intolerance in our state or anywhere … Continue reading

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Ex-White Supremacist story a good response to Charlottesville violence

Responding to Charlottesville shocking car attack with a message from a ex-white supremacist. By Jason Williams Taxpayer Association of Oregon The violence is still fresh and the details are still coming in on Saturdays violence at a White Supremacist rally … Continue reading

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Rep. Sal Esquivel on Governor betrayal

By Representative Sal Esquivel “Governor Brown will also veto appropriations outlined in Section 4 for the Holly Theater, Harry and David Ballpark, and Bradshaw Drop Irrigation project in Medford.“The cornerstone of all negotiations whether they occur in a public or … Continue reading

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Esquivel: Knute Buehler is the Leader Oregon Needs

By Representative Sal Esquivel My friend and colleague Knute Buehler has a well-deserved reputation for having an independent-streak and achieving bipartisan results in the Oregon House. As Knute frequently says, he likes to look beyond the narrow labels that too … Continue reading

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Oregon Secretary of State Implements “Open Checkbook” Policy

By Dennis Richardson — Oregon Secretary of State One of my key commitments to Oregonians is accountability for how we spend your state tax dollars. The people of Oregon who pay the bills have a right to know how their … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in Corruption, Dennis Richardson, Ethics, Government reform, Government Spending | 3 Comments

Knute Buehler Announces Run for Governor

By Knute for Governor Press Release, I love Oregon – its natural beauty, sometimes quirky culture and our generous, independent-minded people. And while Oregon has a proud legacy, under Kate Brown, Oregon is falling behind and too many Oregonians have … Continue reading

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Freedom Foundation helps 40 percent of Oregon caregivers escape union’s clutches

SALEM, Ore. – Less than a year ago, on the first anniversary of the Freedom Foundation’s expansion into the Oregon market, SEIU 503 issued a press release dismissing the organization’s impact in the state. “Since they have been in Oregon, … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Announces Voter Privacy Policy Change

  SALEM, OR —On June 28, 2017, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested publicly available voter registration information from all 50 states. Secretary Dennis Richardson responded to the Commission with a letter explaining the statutory requirements that apply … Continue reading

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Oregon GOP Files Campaign Finance Complaint Against SEIU

  Requesting Investigation into $11M of Disclosure Violations Complaint to AG Rosenblum and SoS Richardson mirrors lawsuit filed by Washington AG against SEIU’s Washington State Council for failure to report individual member contributions Wilsonville, OR – Today, Bill Currier, Chairman of the … Continue reading

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Sen. Linthicum: Numbers show Oregon’s failed budget

By Oregon State Senator Dennis Linthicum, A well-balanced, realistic policy-making approach could pave the way toward long term fiscal solvency and achieve investment goals for Oregon’s future. As I entered my first legislative session, I anticipated Democrats and Republicans would … Continue reading

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Secretary of State Dennis Richardson Launches Grassroots Petitioning Improvement

SALEM, OR — Today, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson announced an administrative rule change to empower grassroots petitioners who are filing ballot initiatives. As it stands today, opponents of a ballot initiative can manipulate the initiative process by challenging ballot … Continue reading

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Despite “Crisis” State Budget Grows 10%

Despite Supposed “Crisis,” Legislature’s Budget Grows 10 Percent By Matt Evans Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregon’s 2017 Legislative Session began with laments of a “budget crisis” and “shortfall” from the Democratic majority and their friends in the news media. To … Continue reading

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Congress should pass permanent net neutrality rules unburdened by Title II public utility regulations

By NW Spotlight The internet is an engine of innovation, generating billions in economic activity and millions of jobs. This technological revolution has transformed our economy and changed the way we work and communicate. This makes the July 12 net … Continue reading

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Rep. Esquivel: Anti-gun rights bill passes House.

by Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel I would like to thank everyone for their emails regarding Senate Bill 719.  Our office received approximately 2500 emails – Vote NO emails. As you know I am a very dedicated Second Amendment advocate … Continue reading

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$5 Billion gas, car tax (Hb 2017) on already overpaying Oregonians

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, Oregon already pays more in gas taxes than the average state (19th highest), but that is not stopping politicians from passing a $5.3 billion multi-tax plan (Hb 2017) that will hit taxpayers in nearly a … Continue reading

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Exec-Club: Rep. Julie Parrish, National Review’s John Fund!!!

Two Keynote Speakers: Representative Julie Parrish and John Fund Oregon Executive Club Wed. July 5th, 7:00pm Portland Airport Shilo Inn, Julie Parrish, Oregon State Representative, House District 37 – West Linn and Tualatin.  Julie will be giving a critical update … Continue reading

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Oregon Legislative Committee Moves HB 3391: Expands Abortion, Coerces People & Organizations to Pay for Abortions

By Oregon Right to Life To ask your elected officials to vote no on HB 3391, please click here. Today the Joint Ways and Means Sub-Committee on Human Services passed out House Bill 3391 to the full Ways and Means Committee … Continue reading

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Legislature Shifts Gears: Massive Small Business Tax on Tap

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Tax Alert #3 – Small Business Tax Increase After a Session spent seeking a huge new tax scheme that would dramatically increase taxes on larger businesses and burden consumers with higher prices and employees with … Continue reading

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7 Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” business Sales Tax — HB 2830

Seven Fatal Flaws of “Son of 97” Tax — HB 2830 *** Hearing Today *** By Taxpayer Association of Oregon 1. Taxes go up for everyone except big business which are rewarded with tax cut 2. Creates double taxation 3. … Continue reading

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Tax Alert — Tax on health care and hospitals

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon Oregon’s Legislature now appears ready to consider adding to the costs of already-expensive health insurance. Your elected State Lawmaker is being pressured to vote on two BRAND NEW TAXES on healthcare plans and hospitals. House … Continue reading

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