Knute Buehler mulls run for Oregon governor

by NW Spotlight Dr. Knute Buehler, a Republican state representative from Bend, announced in a newsletter yesterday that he is considering a run for Oregon governor in 2016. He plans to decide by the end of September. “In 2016, we … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:54 | Posted in 2016 Election, Gov. Kate Brown, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon House, Oregon Secretary of State | 12 Comments

End of 2015 Oregon legislative session: GOP summaries

The 2015 Regular Session of the 78th Oregon Legislative Assembly adjourned Sine Die Monday, July 6, 2015. Oregon Senate Republicans: Sine Die – Partisan 2015 Legislative Session Draws to a Close Salem, OR – Following adjournment of the 78th legislative … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:37 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Where is the civility from the party that preaches tolerance?

by Rep. Mike Nearman On Friday, June 26, before the floor session started in the Oregon House of Representatives, I made a point of saying to my friend, Representative Rob Nosse of Portland, “Congratulations on the Supreme Court Decision. This … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House | 27 Comments

Federal Education Carrots Turn into Sticks

By Steve Buckstein The debate over Common Core educational standards and the new Smarter Balanced high-stakes tests is heating up in the state capitol. The carrot of better educational outcomes is being overshadowed by the stick of losing lots of … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:25 | Posted in Education, Federal Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Don’t Steal the Kicker

By Steve Buckstein Would you like to pay $284 less in Oregon personal income tax next year? That’s what the average taxpayer may save if Oregon’s constitutional kicker law is allowed to take effect. The kicker law requires that if … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Spending, Oregon Government, Oregon House, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Oregon House Dems give tax breaks exclusively to Portland

Oregon House Republicans Ineffective Proposal, HB 3246, Prohibits Non-Portland Residents From Applying For Energy-Related Tax Relief Salem, OR – On a near party-line vote, the Oregon House voted in favor of House Bill 3246, Democrat-sponsored legislation that gives “energy efficient … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, State Taxes | 2 Comments

Impeachment proposal receives approval from Oregon House

Rep. Jodie Hack Constitutional Amendment, If Approved By Voters, Would Establish Executive Impeachment Process Salem, OR – The Oregon House of Representatives today approved House Joint Resolution 31, an amendment to the Oregon Constitution that would establish a formal process … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:21 | Posted in Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon House, Scandals | 3 Comments

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