Portland Set to Approve Public Shaming of Building Owners

By John A. Charles, Jr. For members of the Portland City Council, the end always justifies the means. Their current obsession is energy use in commercial buildings. On April 15 the Council likely will approve a regulation to require the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Individual Responsiblity, Portland, Portland Politics, Privacy, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Oregon Children Deserve the Right to Try

By Steve Buckstein Oregon hopefully will join thirteen* states that have enacted Right to Try legislation, allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs not yet approved by the FDA. In several states, the face of Right to Try efforts was … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:00 | Posted in Government Regulation, Health Care Reform, Oregon Government, Oregon House, State Government | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Oregon Seniors Deserve Truth in Medicare Reform

By Steve Buckstein and Patrick M. Gleason If Congress doesn’t act by the end of this month, when payment cuts to Medicare providers are scheduled to hit, there will be a major health care crisis. Topping the to-do list is … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Federal Budget, Federal Government, Government reform, Government Regulation, Government Spending, Health Care Reform | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Rep. Bill Kennemer on Salem Dems’ anti-business agenda

House Republican Office Rep. Bill Kennemer Sends Message To Oregonians: I Do Not Remember When I’ve Seen Such An Anti-Business Agenda

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Regulation, Labor, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 1 Comment

Latest government overreach by thugs at BOLI

by Rep. Mike Nearman The latest government overreach – brought to you by the friendly thugs at the Bureau of Labor and Industries When I think of tyranny, I think of guys with three-cornered hats and muskets and a mean … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Government Overreach, Government Regulation, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, State Labor Commissioner | 18 Comments

Is Your Five-Year-Old Ready for Full-Day Kindergarten?

By Kathryn Hickok The Oregon State Senate is considering a bill that would lower Oregon’s compulsory, full-time school age from seven to five. Senate Bill 321 was heard in the Education Committee on March 5. Most children start at least … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Government Overreach, Government Regulation, Individual Responsiblity, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate, State Government, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

The nightmare of Oregon’s 43,000 administrative rules

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Administrative rules adopted by state agencies have the same legal authority as the statutes that are vetted and passed by elected representatives. Keeping track of all of these rules and regulations is virtually impossible for legislators … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:04 | Posted in Government Regulation, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate | 11 Comments

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