The two faces of Sara Gelser on the environment

by NW Spotlight Sara Gelser, the Democratic candidate for state senate in Senate District 8 (Albany/Corvallis), has her campaign face. Candidate Sara Gelser says she will “be a champion for the environment.” She’s getting big support from an out-of-state billionaire … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:13 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 3 Comments

Chuck Riley campaign turns to out-right lies in race against Bruce Starr

Oregon Senate Republicans Hillsboro, OR – In a desperate attempt to undermine Senator Bruce Starr’s strong record supporting education in Oregon, Chuck Riley (D-Hillsboro) and the Democratic Party of Oregon have sent a mailer to thousands of voters that are … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in 2014 Election, Education, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 5 Comments

Sara Gelser’s 9 year political career: a steady decline in education spending

Oregon Senate Republicans Betsy Close fought for $150 million increase to Gelser’s school budget Albany, OR – As a percentage of overall state discretionary spending, classroom spending has declined by almost 3% under Sara Gelser’s (D-Corvallis) watch as State Representative … Continue reading

Posted by at 02:22 | Posted in 2014 Election, Education, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 7 Comments

Millionaire Gelser turns to California billionaire to try to buy election

Oregon Senate Republicans Salem, OR – Only one day after Sara Gelser disingenuously complained about outside money trying to “distort” her record (she notably failed to identify a single distortion), it was revealed that Sara Gelser will receive massive in-kind … Continue reading

Posted by at 11:49 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 9 Comments

Woodburn Independent endorses Patti Milne for State Senate

Woodburn, OR – One of Senate District 11’s largest newspapers endorsed Patti Milne (R-Woodburn) on Thursday in her race to unseat Senator Peter Courtney (D-Salem). The Woodburn Independent chose Milne for her experience, close connection to the community, approachability and … Continue reading

Posted by at 09:30 | Posted in 2014 Election, Oregon Senate | 6 Comments

Price tag for inaction on Cover Oregon: $20 million

Oregon Senate Republicans Embattled agency expected to spend $200,000 a day for remainder of the year Salem, OR -Without legislative intervention, the defunct Cover Oregon agency is planning to spend an additional $20 million on operation costs through the remainder … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Cover Oregon, Gov. Kitzhaber, Health Care Reform, Oregon Senate | 4 Comments

Seismic retrofit priority: Capitol or at-risk schools?

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Legislators are charged with making decisions on behalf of the public. This often involves setting priorities in terms of what best serves the needs of Oregon taxpayers. Many of the decisions we have to make on … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:28 | Posted in Oregon Government, Oregon Senate, State Budget | 5 Comments

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