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

BETCs, Biofuels and Boondoggles

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregonians have endured unending cries from proponents of big government for more than a decade, claiming the State must have more revenue to run its operations. Those constant pleas, combined with Democrat dominance of both the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:27 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Government Spending, Government Waste, Green Energy, Measure 97, State Budget, State Taxes | 10 Comments

Calling All Sex Offenders: Oregon Awaits

Are you a sexual deviant? Are you a serial rapist? A child molester? A sexual predator? Well welcome to Oregon, the government has got your back. Have you repeatedly raped a thirteen year old child over a three year period? … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Corruption, Cylvia Hayes, Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Neil Goldschmidt, Liberalism, Mayor Sam Adams, Oregon Government, Preident Bill Clinton, Sex Offenders | 477 Comments

Oregon Land Board Low-Balls Elliott Timber with Fixed-Price “Bidding”

By John A. Charles, Jr. On July 27 the Oregon Department of State Lands announced the “fair market value” of 82,450 acres of Common School Trust Lands within the Elliott State Forest as $220.8 million. The number was picked by Roger … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Secretary of State, Portland Schools, State Treasurer, Timber | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Oregon GOP legislative leaders on Gov. Brown’s Measure 97 support

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader Mike McLane Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement in response to Governor Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97 (also known as Initiative Petition 28): … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, State Taxes | Leave a comment

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

Trust Lands Should Be Auctioned to High Bidder to Benefit Schools

By John A. Charles, Jr. In his recent guest column in The Oregonian, Director of the Oregon Department of State Lands Jim Paul summarizes the history of the Elliott State Forest. He correctly notes that the Common School Trust lands within … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Environment, Gov. Kate Brown, Natural Resources, Oregon Government, Oregon Secretary of State, Rural Oregon, State Government, State Treasurer, Transparency | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders respond to Gov. Brown’s anti-gun agenda

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader Mike McLane Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement Friday of her gun control plan that includes requiring Oregon State … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 5 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

Review of Oregon’s Department of Energy

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The Joint Interim Committee on Department of Energy Oversight was created by Senate President Courtney (D-Salem) and House Speaker Tina Kotek (D-Portland) partially in response to a request by a group of Republican lawmakers who had … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cylvia Hayes, Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, Government Waste, Green Energy, State Government | 3 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown’s tax hike hypocrisy

Sen. Ted Ferrioli and Rep. Mike McLane Career politicians are often accused of talking out of both sides of their mouth. After a 25-year career in politics, Gov. Kate Brown is perfecting the art of saying one thing while doing … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, IP28, Obamacare, PERS, Public Employee Unions, State Budget | 8 Comments

If Gambling Is a Problem, Who Is Responsible?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown opposes a plan by the Coquille Indian Tribe to build a casino in Medford. In her public statement, the Governor said she opposes the addition of any more casinos because “even a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, Ethics, Gov. Kate Brown, Health & Human Services, Leadership, Oregon Government, Oregon Lottery, Political Correctness, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

IP 28 hurts those it’s intended to help

Bud Pierce for Governor Even before the vote is in on ballot measure IP28, Kate Brown has pitched how she’d spend the money—all 6 billion. Yep, she’s crafted her “Corporate Tax Implementation Plan” without an inkling of remorse over the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:55 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, IP28 | 7 Comments

Step in the right direction in preventing wildfires

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The season for northwest wildfires has arrived, with two major forest fires already occurring in Northwestern Washington. Catastrophic wildfires have become progressively more destructive, causing enormous damage to both public and private forest and range lands, … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:18 | Posted in Federal Government, Gov. Kate Brown, Natural Resources, Timber | 4 Comments

Turmoil & mismanagement in Oregon state government

by Sen. Doug Whitsett It is becoming increasingly clear that management problems and funding issues are the “new normal” among Oregon state government agencies. Arguably, as many as a dozen agencies have been suffering from management and funding problems for … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:40 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government, Scandals, State Government | 4 Comments

Who Profits from Gambling?

By John A. Charles, Jr. Governor Kate Brown opposes a plan by the Coquille Indian Tribe to build a casino in Medford. In her public statement, the Governor said, “even a single additional casino is likely to lead to significant … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon Government, Oregon Lottery, Political Correctness, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged | 3 Comments

Gov. Kate Brown approves $190 a year electricity hike

Oregon Senate Republicans So-called ‘Coal to Clean’ plan won’t even reduce carbon emissions in Oregon Salem, Ore. – Senate Republicans issued the following statement on Wednesday following the signing of SB 1547, an expensive new renewable energy mandate, by Governor … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:45 | Posted in Energy, Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session | 1 Comment

Call for repeal of LCFS hidden gas tax ahead of 2017 Transportation Package

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, the Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Team sent a letter to Governor Kate brown urging her to protect struggling Oregonians by repealing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard before passing a transportation package in the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:25 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes, Transportation | 12 Comments

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