President Trump Doesn’t Need Your Help

Note: This article was originally published on billpost.us By Rep. Bill Post This past Saturday there was a “march” or “rally” to “support” President Donald Trump.  It was the second event that I’ve heard of in several weeks.  I find … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing in Oregon, Part One: How We Got Here

By Rep. Mike Nearman Oregon has a housing affordability crisis and there are several proposals on the legislative table to alleviate the crisis. As a member of the House Committee on Human Services and Housing, I’ll get a front row … Continue reading

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Millennial Education Act will make student debt payments completely tax-free

  SALEM, Ore.–Late Monday, state Sen. Chuck Thomsen, R-Hood River, introduced Senate Bill 1034 to help Oregonian Millennials struggling with student debt. The “Millennial Education Act” will fix Oregon’s tax code to make student debt payments completely tax-free. “Generations must … Continue reading

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Instagram Can Be a Refuge From Politics Online

By Reagan Knopp Last week, I decided to attempt a small experiment. I decided to completely de-politicize one of my social networks. I chose Instagram. I chose Instagram for several reasons. First, it was already one of the least political … Continue reading

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Remembering Alan Bates

By Senator Jeff Kruse We had a relatively slow week in Salem, so I thought I would change focus just this once.  Thursday the Senate did a very wonderful thing during our floor session.  We only heard one bill, and … Continue reading

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Walden on Fox News: Defending new health plan

By NW Spotlight, Oregon Congressman Greg Walden made a strong defense of the Ryan Health Plan on Fox News. The bill is being hotly debated, criticized and lobbied from many different fronts. Watch the Fox News clip below. Watch the … Continue reading

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Raise a Glass to More Employment

By Eric Shierman Josh Lehner, the super smart protégé of Tom Potiowsky at the Oregon Department of Economic Analysis, posted an interesting fact on his agency’s blog recently. More new jobs were created producing alcoholic beverages than writing software from … Continue reading

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The Daily Caller: Counties In Oregon Try To Bypass Gun Restrictions

By NW Spotlight     Oregon is getting some national attention from Conservative news outlets on guns. Specifically, Oregon Senate Bill 941 continues to cause controversy in the legislature as some pro-gun legislators have sought to lift some restrictions in the bill while … Continue reading

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Stay Informed: Read Secretary Richardson’s Audit of ODOT Waste

By Reagan Knopp The Secretary of State’s Audits Division has released its first audit of a state agency under the Richardson Administration. The Oregon Department of Transportation is one of the larger state agencies, spending over $400 million on a year … Continue reading

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OPB Podcast: The State of the Oregon GOP

By Reagan Knopp Despite any reservations you may have about OPB, I personally recommend this fascinating discussion by the OPB Politics Now crew. It was worth my time. It’s hosted by Geoff Norcross alongside OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes … Continue reading

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Taxpayer Assoc. testifies against slashing mortgage interest deduction

Taxpayer Association of Oregon testifies against bill to cut mortgage interest deduction By Taxpayer Association of Oregon The Taxpayer Association of Oregon testified in the Oregon Human Services and Housing Committee hearing against HB 2006 on March 9. This bill … Continue reading

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Trump Never Meant to Repeal Obamacare

By Eric Shierman Donald Trump ran on Obama’s 2008 healthcare plan. What became the Affordable Care Act was actually Hillary Clinton’s 2008 plan. So both presidents have campaigned against this law, both presidents largely came to accept it, and both … Continue reading

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Hillsboro Senator Wants to Take Old Oregon Gift Card Balances for Schools

By Reagan Knopp Oregon State Senator Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) has an idea. In Senate Bill 113, Riley wants the Oregon Department of Stand Lands to declare the remaining balances of gift cards over five years old as “unclaimed property”. The Department would take … Continue reading

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