Legislative update: No shortage of bad ideas

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon lawmakers were sworn in to office two weeks ago. Since that time, we have had the opportunity to read through some of the more than 9,000 pages of proposed legislation that have thus far been … Continue reading

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Rep. Greg Barreto: What drives Oregon business away

Lawmaker profile of State Representative Greg Barreto By Taxpayer Association Oregon OregonWatchdog.com “We need to keep businesses in Oregon,” says Oregon Legislator Greg Barreto. In fact, the major reason he ran for office was his frustration with Measures 66 and … Continue reading

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The ever-elusive K-12 school funding in Oregon

by Dan Lucas The Portland Tribune ran an article a couple of days ago on the upcoming Oregon legislative session. It focused on Sen. Mark Hass (D-Beaverton) starting his role as chairman of the Senate Finance and Revenue Committee. The … Continue reading

Posted by at 08:57 | Posted in Education, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, PERS, State Budget, State Taxes | 39 Comments

An Oregon Political Parable

by Mike Nearman You’ll get a kick out of this The other day I stopped off at one of my favorite fast food places to grab a bite to eat.  It was getting close to payday and I had to … Continue reading

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Dems further tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Last month’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats have returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:51 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 20 Comments

Protect legislative interns and other Capitol workers

by Dan Lucas I saw a notification recently from the Oregon Legislature that intern positions were available for the upcoming session. It made me cringe — I don’t feel there are adequate safeguards in place yet for it to be … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Ethics, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

Rep. Mike McLane re-elected as Oregon House GOP Leader

by NW Spotlight House Republicans Select 2015 Leadership Team Salem, OR – Representative Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) yesterday was reelected as Oregon House Republican Leader for the 2015 legislative session. Rep. McLane was first elected as leader in 2012 and … Continue reading

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