Oregon’s unfunded PERS liability climbs to $21.8 billion

Oregon Senate Republicans Fair, Constitutional PERS Reform Options Available Salem, Ore. – Today, the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) Board will receive a report from their financial actuary firm Milliman showing PERS’ unfunded liability has risen to $21.8 billion. … Continue reading

Posted by at 10:11 | Posted in Oregon Senate, PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System | 7 Comments

Oregon GOP legislative leaders respond to Gov. Brown’s anti-gun agenda

Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli House Republican Leader Mike McLane Salem, Ore. – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) released the following statement following Governor Kate Brown’s announcement Friday of her gun control plan that includes requiring Oregon State … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2nd Amendment, Gov. Kate Brown, Gun Control, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 5 Comments

OEBB drops $100 monthly fee on teachers for opting out of health benefits

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Earlier this month, Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) sent a letter to the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) asking the board to eliminate a proposed rule to impose a $100 fee per … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Education, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

Get Ready for High-Cost Electricity

By John A. Charles, Jr. During Oregon’s month-long legislative session earlier this year, the big environmental “win” was Senate Bill 1547, a bill that was hatched in secret by two large utilities and a group of environmental activists. The bill promises to … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Energy, Environment, Global Warming, Oregon Government, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , | 53 Comments

Recommendations for Oregon HD1, HD9 and SD5 Primary

An Election Message to Second Amendment Supporters by Rob Taylor The election is upon us and many voters are still wondering who to cast their vote for and who will be the right representative to protect the rights of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:00 | Posted in 2016 Election, 2nd Amendment, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 1 Comment

Call for repeal of LCFS hidden gas tax ahead of 2017 Transportation Package

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, Ore. – Yesterday, the Oregon Senate Republican Leadership Team sent a letter to Governor Kate brown urging her to protect struggling Oregonians by repealing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard before passing a transportation package in the … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:25 | Posted in Gov. Kate Brown, Green Energy, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Taxes, Transportation | 12 Comments

Choosing safety of schoolchildren over comfort of lobbyists and politicians

by Sen. Doug Whitsett The System Can Work as Intended One of the most important duties of the members of the Legislative Assembly is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are spent to best benefit the public. This often involves making … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:39 | Posted in Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 4 Comments

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