Ballots drop next week – beginning on Weds

by NW Spotlight The first day for ballots to be mailed in Oregon for the Tuesday, November 8th general election is in eight days, on Wednesday, October 19th. Then, according to the Oregon Secretary of State’s web site, “Ballots will … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:35 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | Leave a comment

Measure 97 and the Mirage of School Funding

By John A. Charles, Jr. Proponents of Measure 97 have consistently claimed that if the measure passes, it will generate an additional $3 billion annually for public education and other social services. Judging from the comments I’ve read in various … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Children, Economy, Education, Government Spending, Initiative & Referendum, Measure 97, Oregon Government, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged | Leave a comment

Mark Meek’s inexcusable behavior on the campaign trail

Evon Tekorius for State Representative (Oregon City, OR) This week in the race for House District 40 Mark Meek was caught in yet another campaign scandal by fabricating a false questionnaire answer from Evon Tekorius. This new situation comes on … Continue reading

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Troutdale mayor’s race: Rich Allen’s past Animal Cruelty charges

by NW Spotlight Pending Update  

Posted by at 03:20 | Posted in 2016 Election | Leave a comment

Reminder: Brad Avakian’s history of delinquent taxes

by NW Spotlight Brad Avakian is the current Oregon Labor Commissioner and he’s the Democratic candidate for Oregon Secretary of State. He supports Measure 97 – the largest tax increase in Oregon’s history. Avakian’s also someone who should understand how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Measure 97, Oregon Secretary of State, State Labor Commissioner, Taxes | Leave a comment

Jeff Gudman for State Treasurer — a Democrat supports a Republican

by Ronald A. Buel Jeff Gudman is running against Tobias Read (Democrat) and Chris Telfer (Independent) for the Position of State Treasurer. Why would a long-time Democratic activist like me be supporting a Republican for this office? I am sure … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Columbia River Crossing, State Treasurer | Leave a comment

Business community backs Knute Buehler for state representative

Knute Buehler for State Representative Rep. Buehler works for policies that support small business, grow tech sector and strengthen education A cross section of local business owners and business advocacy groups have announced their endorsement of Knute Buehler for state … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in 2016 Election, Oregon House | Leave a comment

Unemployment and the Federal Reserve Board

The Federal Reserve will meet Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. There is endless speculation about whether the Board will raise interest rates or delay a decision until its December meeting. Much of the speculation in the media this past … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Bush/Obama Recession, Donald Trump, Economy, Federal Budget, Federal Reserve, Hillary Clinton, President Obama | Leave a comment

Willis pushes Schrader to debate in Polk, Benton, Lincoln, Tillamook, and Multnomah

Colm for Congress Colm Willis, candidate for Congress, urged Kurt Schrader to debate him in every county in Oregon’s 5th district. Schrader has agreed to appear jointly with Willis at only two events, ignoring the voters in Polk, Lincoln, Benton, … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Congressional Races, Voting | 1 Comment

Dennis Richardson launches ‘From the Heart’ TV ad campaign

Dennis Richardson for Secretary of State Oregonians share how the Secretary of State can create positive impacts for families Central Point, OR – Candidate for Secretary of State Dennis Richardson yesterday launched his “From the Heart” television campaign featuring reform-minded … Continue reading

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Carbon credits for light rail – another Salem switcheroo

by Jeff Gudman Bureaucrats in Salem have pulled the wool over taxpayers eyes again. The controversial Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) is quietly transforming into a secret subsidy for existing light rail and other mass transit, rather than the intended … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Green Energy, State Treasurer | 2 Comments

Take Time to Meet Dr. William “Bud” Pierce

I like smart people. I like to talk to them, listen to them, probe and challenge them. I like to find out if they are book smart or real smart – the former referring to education, and the latter referring … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Chicago corruption, Education, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Government corruption, Leadership, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 3 Comments

A tale of two party platforms

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Both the Democrat and Republican parties adopted their platforms during conventions held earlier this summer. Those platforms reveal a great deal regarding the agendas and priorities of each political party. They represent a roadmap of how … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:26 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Republican Party, Voting | Leave a comment

Kate Brown’s ‘House of Cards’

Bud Pierce for Governor  

Posted by at 06:55 | Posted in 2016 Election, Cover Oregon, Cylvia Hayes, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber | 4 Comments

Measure 97: A $30 Billion Gamble Oregon Voters Shouldn’t Make

By Steve Buckstein The massive gross receipts tax Measure 97 on Oregon’s November ballot (previously known as Initiative Petition 28) is guaranteed to suck more than three billion dollars a year out of the productive private sector and deposit them … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Economy, Initiative & Referendum, IP28, Oregon Government, Public Employee Unions, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged | 19 Comments

Only 77 days until election!

by NW Spotlight The dog days of summer are almost at an end – Labor Day is in just 13 days. Campaigns in Oregon will be heating up and Republican candidates are going to need your support heading into Election … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:04 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Voting | 2 Comments

Bud Pierce reacts to Kate Brown’s support of IP-28/Measure 97

Bud Pierce for Governor Salem, OR – Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce is disappointed, but not surprised that Gov. Kate Brown is supporting the largest sales tax increase in Oregon’s history, Measure 97, formerly called IP-28. “The choice is clear. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Measure 97, State Taxes | 43 Comments

New poll shows statistical tie for Oregon governor’s race

Bud Pierce for Governor Salem, OR – Poll numbers released Wednesday by Clout Research show an extremely tight race between incumbent Governor Kate Brown and her Republican challenger Dr. Bud Pierce. “These poll numbers are not surprising to me,” said … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown | 38 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown using deceptive gun death numbers

by Dan Lucas Gov. Kate Brown announced today “‘Oregonians United to End Gun Violence,’ a plan to reduce gun violence in Oregon and across the country.” She is joining other anti-gun officials “to release new policies and legislation that protects … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:57 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control | 76 Comments

IP28, Hillary and Kate Brown lead in new Oregon poll

by NW Spotlight A poll conducted in Oregon in late June found that IP28 currently enjoys majority support, Hillary Clinton has a double-digit, 14-point lead over Donald Trump, and Governor Brown takes a 7-point lead into the summer against Bud … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:38 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2016 Presidential Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State, State Treasurer | 4 Comments

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