Revelation this week left Oregon Dems scrambling on min wage hike

Sen. Ted Ferrioli Oregon lawmakers urged to thoroughly vet all major policy bills during ‘short session’ Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli released the following statement urging lawmakers to thoroughly vet all major changes to Oregon policy, avoiding … Continue reading

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GOP candidate for SD 5: Lincoln City Councilor Dick Anderson

by NW Spotlight Democrats currently have a super-majority in the Oregon Senate – something they’ve had in four of the last six 2-year Oregon Legislative Assemblies. They hold the super-majority by one seat – Democrats hold 18 seats to Republicans’ … Continue reading

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Oregon GOP Senate & House on governor’s 2016 agenda

Oregon Senate Republican Office Oregon House Republican Office Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement in response to Governor Kate Brown’s 2016 policy agenda: “We’ve had enough of Governor Brown saying one thing … Continue reading

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Sen. Knopp introduces comprehensive forest management plan for wildfire reduction

Sen. Tim Knopp Salem, OR– For the last three years, wildfires have rampaged through Oregon and destroyed delicate ecosystems, polluted air quality, endangered rural communities, and also cost the state millions of dollars. In a recent legislative poll conducted by … Continue reading

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Why not increase transparency in the legislative process?

Sen. Alan Olsen Salem, OR – For the fifth time, Senator Alan Olsen (R – Canby) will introduce legislation adding transparency in the amendment process. “We have a governor who promised more transparency in her administration, but we keep hearing … Continue reading

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Dem Legislature underfunded K-12 by an additional $29M

Oregon Senate Republicans Bipartisan Committee Says Majority Democrats Left Education $1.8 Billion Short Salem, Ore. – On Thursday, the Joint Special Committee on Public Education Appropriation revised an earlier assessment of K-12 education funding, approving a report stating Oregon schools … Continue reading

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Oregon Senate Dems pursuing ‘Dirty Dozen’ partisan proposals

Oregon Senate Republicans Senate Democrats Pursuing ‘Dirty Dozen’ Partisan Proposals for 2016 Session New Mandates Slam Families and Small Businesses with Higher Costs Salem, Ore. – In the aftermath of a contentious legislative session defined by partisan politics, the majority … Continue reading

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