Kate Brown’s disappearing act

by NW Spotlight Now you see her, now you don’t! Oregonians were reminded the other week via Secretary of State Kate Brown’s email newsletter, “Keeping up with Kate”, that Oregon in fact still has a Secretary of State. During the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Secretary of State | 1,258 Comments

Most Americans live in Republican-controlled states

by Josh Goodman, Stateline Staff Writer “53% of Americans live in states where Republicans control both the legislature and the governorship” Rarely has an election seemed to have clearer consequences for state government than the one just completed. (SeeStateline infographic.) The … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in 2012 Election | 2,199 Comments

Reforming Oregon’s Political Corruption

There is a political reality in Oregon that apparently continues to escape both Republicans and conservatives – the two are not necessarily consubstantial. There are simply more liberals and Democrats than there are Republicans and conservatives. It is nice to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Government, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Voting | 768 Comments

Rep. Chris Harker shows he has no class

by NW Spotlight First time Republican candidate Dan Mason ran a great campaign against incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Harker (D-Washington County) in HD#34, a deep blue district with a 17-point Democratic voter registration advantage. Harker won re-election Tuesday night 64% … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon House | 202 Comments

Dems tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Tuesday’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats currently control all of Oregon state government except the state house, where there is a 30-30 split. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2012 Election, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 1,903 Comments

A Bleak Election Day for Oregon Taxpayers

Election Day 2012 was not a good day for conservatives anywhere and particularly not in Oregon. The Democrats, backed by Oregon’s public employee unions, swept every statewide office. They re-took control of both houses of the state legislature. The slate … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:23 | Posted in 2012 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System, State Taxes | 347 Comments

Oregon Ballot Measure Results

Posted by at 05:55 | Posted in 2012 Election | 455 Comments

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