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 | 17 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 | 2 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

Posted by at 06:16 | Posted in Oregon House | Leave a comment

Six million-dollar Oregon House races

by Dan Lucas Tonight’s voting tallies will determine the winners of races across Oregon. Six of those are races for the Oregon House where the candidates have raised close to a million dollars or more combined in each race – … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon House | Leave a comment

Chris Dudley to Oregon Republicans: Get those votes in now!

The Leadership Fund Chris Dudley urges Republicans to vote in closing days of election Salem, OR – Former Trail Blazer and Republican candidate for Governor Chris Dudley is encouraging fellow Republicans to Get-Out-and-Vote. A message sent to Republicans on Monday … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:12 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, Voting | 3 Comments

Response to article on Highway Specialties and KT Contracting

Rep. Kim Thatcher An Oregonian article earlier this month about my highway businesses certainly set the stage for accusations to be levied and sensationalized about my businesses. I find it necessary to clear up a few things. The story was … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:37 | Posted in Oregon House | 3 Comments

Under my command, Paul Evans would have been court-martialed

by Jeanne L. Arana, LTC, USA (Ret) I have a strong family history of military service and love of country. My grandfather, father, uncles, brothers, husband and I all served our nation with great pride and honor. In fact, my husband … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon House | 9 Comments

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